Round four,000 fishermen from right here returned with out catch after being allegedly pushed away by Sri Lankan Navy personnel and likewise attacked with stones and bottles, damaging their gear and over 50 boats off Dhanushkodi close to right here, a fishermen affiliation chief claimed on Sunday.
They had been fishing in 528 mechanised boats between Dhanushkodi and Katchatheevu when the Lankan Naval personnel, who got here on board eight patrol boats began chasing them away on Saturday, throwing bottles and stones as missiles, native fishermen affiliation president P Sesuraja advised reporters right here.
Whereas round 20 boats returned on Saturday night itself, others additionally got here with out fish catch later within the evening and early Sunday, he mentioned, quoting the affected fishermen.
Fishing nets of round 50 boats had been snapped and dumped into the ocean and as many craft suffered injury within the hurling of stones and bottles, he alleged.
That is the third such mid-sea incident within the final fortnight.
On October 18, the Lankan naval personnel drove away the fishermen.
On Tuesday, the fishermen had been attacked utilizing bottles and stones, leading to accidents to some fishermen and injury to their gear.
The October 27 incident, which marked a break in an extended lull in such assaults, drew widespread condemnation from political events in Tamil Nadu and state Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar mentioned any assault on fishermen was not acceptable and it will be taken up with the Centre.
Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha member Okay Navas Kani mentioned he has appealed to the Centre and Exterior Affairs Ministry to place an finish to such ‘assaults’ on fishermen from the area.