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Another attack by SL Navy on Indian fishermen

Three Indian fishing boats have been damaged and a fisherman admitted to hospital with head injuries, as yet another incident of Indian fishermen being attacked by the Sri lankan Navy occured on Tuesday.

The fishermen allege that the Navy men pelted them with stones while they were fishing in the Palk Straits.

The past 9 days have seen 2 separate incidents with 14 fishermen being injured and 23 boats being damaged by the Sri Lankan Navy.

The attacks seem to be escalating despite Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Sri Lankan president directly during a meeting last week, that the attacks were “totally unacceptable”.

See our previous posts:

Attacks on fisherman 'totally unacceptable' – India (Nov 2011)

Sri Lankan Navy pelts Tamil fishermen with stones (Nov 2011)

India raises fishing issue with Rajapakse (Nov 2011)