No maps of Sri Lanka showed it as its territory. However, seeing it’s strategic location, Sri Lanka started claiming it. The issue was discussed some times during. Katchatheevu Latest Breaking News, Pictures, Videos, and Special Reports from The Jayalalithaa attacks rival DMK on Katchatheevu ceding issue, seeks. In the run-up to the state elections, both the AIADMK and the DMK have been bringing up the issue of ceding of Katchatheevu in and.

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The TN vision document does contain some good proposals on this, but little has moved in this regard. With the commencement of ussue annual ban on fish KA-ing, this is the best time to talk about the deep sea fishing initiative, and engage with the fishermen to train and equip them for multi-day fishing.

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Though ceded to Sri Lanka, the agreement, which did not specify fishing rights, allowed Indian fishermen to fish around Katchatheevu and to dry their nets on the island. While MK, Jaya spar over ceding of the island, they ignore problems of trawling.

Later inJayalalithaa moved the Supreme Court to nullify the Katchatheevu agreements of and Anwar Ibrahim Globalization at a crossroads: Lankan move to rebuild Katchatheevu church calculated provocation: Init was made clear that Indian fishermen are not allowed to fish on the Sri Lankan side.


Jayalalithaa has promised from the elections till the elections that she will get Katchatheevu back, and nothing happened.

But the most important suggestion which has the potential to make a difference is investing in deep-sea fishing and training fishermen for multi-day shipping. More from The Times of India. The idea was to promote a concept that catered to multi-day fishing in the EEZ along with cold storage on land and hinterland connectivity for the katchtaheevu to reach consumers.

Coming to think of it, did Edwina had serious Chacha issues? Wed, Jun 15 There is a need to examine the issue dispassionately to see how the issue, even after four decades, has not led to any change in the lives of the fishermen. Why are you fishing in our waters?

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No one will shoot anyone else Notify me of new comments via email. The ground reality is very different.

The island originated from a volcanic eruption that occurred in the 14th century. Karunanidhi, perhaps katchathdevu of the guilt of his 2-month silence inhas been perpetually rambling on about the retrieval of Katchatheevu ever since.

Sri Lankan minister 21 Feb, Later on with the British rule on the Indian subcontinent was the island part of the Madras Presidency. You came in there.


In the Sri Lankan government issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government saying the Indian court cannot nullify the agreement. When Katchatheevu was ceded inKarunanidhi, who was in power then, claims that he protested but there was no recourse to any legal measure.


No one is required to possess an Indian passport or Sri Lankan visa for visiting Kachchatheevu.

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The legality of katchathefvu transfer was challenged in the Indian Supreme Court since the recognizing was not ratified by the Indian parliament. Asserting its sovereignty over Katchatheevu, a Sri Lankan Minister today said it was not possible for the island nation to return the islet to India.

Why Katchatheevu is non-issue for fishermen, good for politics

The island has a Catholic shrine that attracts devotees from both countries. Most fishermen do not stop at Katchatheevu but venture almost up to the Sri Lankan coast. The affidavit further indicated that “Indian fishermen have no traditional fishing rights” in the area around Katchatheevu. Attacks by Sri Lankan navy, opposition force Katchatheevu fishermen to leave for Kerala 2 Aug, Tech Science Reviews Search for: Inthe Tamil Nadu Assembly adopted a resolution demanding the retrieval of Katchatheevu.

It was put up by a prosperous fisherman in the early 20th century. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.