Violence in Rameswaram

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:03 pm IST

Published - October 30, 2014 11:03 pm IST - RAMESWARAM:

A bus torched by protesters in Rameswaram. Photo: S. Mohamed Rafi

A bus torched by protesters in Rameswaram. Photo: S. Mohamed Rafi

A wave of anger swept through the fishing hamlets around Rameswaram following news of the Colombo high court verdict.

About a kilometre of railway tracks were removed, a bus was torched and road traffic between Rameswaram and the mainland remained cut off as protests turned violent. Shouting slogans against the Centre for “deceiving” them, Thangachimadam fishermen blocked traffic at Pamban.

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