Clash breaks out as fishermen try to evade fishing ban in Pozhiyur
Parassala: A group of fishermen tried to catch fish in Pozhiyur despite ban on all fishing activities, on Monday morning. This resulted in conflict. The fishermen were from the south Kollamgodu coast.
They tried to pull the fishing net to Paruthiyur coast although the fishing activity started from south Kollamgodu region. This provoked the fishermen from Paruthiyur region. A group of fishermen were standing at the coast to stop the others from dragging the fishing net to their coast.
The locals protested against people from other coastal areas indulging in fishing activities with those from Paruthiyur region suspending all their activities.They informed the rural SP that an atmosphere of tension was developing in the area.
The police, who reached the coast as per Rural SP’s instruction, dispersed all those who were gathered at the beach. Later, police tried to initiate a compromise between the two parties with the help religious authorities in the area.