21 Sri Lankan fishermen held for entering Indian waters
Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 00:19
  
Colombo: At least 21 Sri Lankan fishermen have been detained by the Indian authorities after they entered into the country's waters at Minicoy and Andaman islands, officials said Wednesday.

Eleven fishermen were apprehended for allegedly fishing in the Andaman island and 10 others were nabbed when they entered the Indian waters at Minico island while escaping from sea pirates, Sri Lankan Ministry of Fisheries was quoted as saying by the local media. Colombo: At least 21 Sri Lankan fishermen have been detained by the Indian authorities after they entered into the country's waters at Minicoy and Andaman islands, officials said Wednesday.

Eleven fishermen were apprehended for allegedly fishing in the Andaman island and 10 others were nabbed when they entered the Indian waters at Minico island while escaping from sea pirates, Sri Lankan Ministry of Fisheries was quoted as saying by the local media.

Illegal fishing on each other's waters is a frequent occurrence among fishermen of both the nations.

The issue has became a centre of diplomatic activity between the two countries since January this year.

Sri Lankan Navy was accused of killing at least two Indian fishermen, a charge denied by the Navy.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 00:19


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