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Thousands of Indian fishermen chased away by Sri Lankan navy

Several thousand Indian fishermen were reportedly chased away by the Sri Lankan navy this week, whilst fishing near Katchatheevu on Thursday.

Rameswaram Fishermen Association President P Sesuraja told reporters that over 3,300 fishermen in approximately 500 boats were chased away by the Sri Lankan navy, whilst over 4,000 were harassed earlier this week.

The latest incident is part of a long history of animosity towards Indian fishermen from the Sri Lankan navy, which has occasionally led to violent attacks and the arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen.

Though the issue has been raised by New Delhi on several occasions, sporadic attacks on the fishermen continue.