In , Katchatheevu was ceded to Sri Lanka by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi through the Indo-Sri Lankan Maritime agreement to settle. THE TRAITOROUS AGREEMENTS. The Island of Katchatheevu is a part of the Indian Union. It is very much within the sovereign. TN govt asks centre to initiate diplomatic steps and urges for withdrawal of the agreement ceding Katchatheevu islet to the island nation.
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This agreement had secured the rights of Indian fishermen o nly to dry their nets and use Church for religious observance. The Island of Katchatheevu had remained within the suzerainty of both the Nations.
The Sri Lankan government claims that depletion of marine resources on its waters has affected the livelihood of fishermen. The principle of Equi-Distance demarcation, normally followed in International treaties was not followed, but instead the demarcation was carried on with a sole object of forgoing Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka.
It is this agreement of the yearwhich has contributed to killing of nearly Indian Fishermen, permanently disabled of them and disappearance at the same number. The statement of External Affairs Minister Mr. There stands the only religious structure, St. In the year an rameshwaram fishermen named sinikarupan padayatchi build the St. Inthe Tamil Nadu Assembly adopted a resolution demanding the retrieval of Katchatheevu. You are commenting using your WordPress. TN govt asks centre to initiate diplomatic steps and urges for withdrawal of the agreement ceding Katchatheevu islet to the island nation.
In June the new Tamil Nadu government led by Jayalalithaa filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the declaration of the and agreements between India and Sri Lanka on ceding of Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka as unconstitutional.
Ownership of the island was controversial up until as during British Rule the island was administered by both countries. There will be no issue In a nutshell, the principle of Equi-Distance Demarcation, hundreds of documents from the year and the uninterrupted possession over the Island over the past thousand years would establish that the Island of Katchatheevu is part of the Indian territory.
Katchatheevu: The big issue over a small island
Over the years the Government of India is making an unfounded statement that it has ceded its rights over Katchatheevu Island. This new site reveals so much more. The Island of Katchatheevu is a part of the Indian Union. It shall enter into force on the date of exchange of the instruments of the ratification which will take place as soon as possible. What is controversial about the “Katchatheevu” agreement signed between India and Sri Lanka?
Inboth Sri Lanka and India claimed this piece of land for fishing and the dispute remained unsettled. The island originated from a volcanic eruption that occurred in the 14th century. Enter a name and state to begin.
For what reason was Katchatheevu given to Sri Lanka from India? Krishna, before Parliament, that this agreement cannot be abandoned it a contemptuous statement transcending the Constitution, for which act, the External Affairs Minister, the Prime Minister and his Council of Minister should be held responsible. Sri Lanka was to host Non Aligned Movement summit for the year and it was also likely that president of United nations general Assembly to be from Sri Lanka.
In effect the Indian fishermen too exercise such rights over the Katchatheevu Island and the surrounding Seas. This will alert our moderators to take action Name Reason for reporting: You stay on the Indian side, let our fishermen stay on the Sri Lankan side Why does India neglect Katchatheevu? Curtsey – Katchatheevu Island Issue. Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.
This has emboldened the Sri Lankan navy to continue with its unabated killing of our Tamil Fishermen.
Why did India cede the Katchatheevu island to Sri Lanka in 1974?
This settlement agreement is invalid since it is not passed or ratified by parliament. No such ratification or sanction has been obtained. Krishna, asserted the following as his reply which are in fact false statement: Never miss a great news story! Although, this agreement include ceding Katchatheevu Island to Sri Lanka, in effect this agreement upholds and safeguards the traditional rights of our fishermen over this sector of the Sea, which include Island of Katchatheevu and the area surrounding it.
A copper plate plaque issued by King Koothan Sethupathy who ruled Ramanathapuram during the yearsdepicts that the Sea upto Talaimannar belonged to Sethupathy Kings. The Supreme Court constituted an 8 member Bench, which after much deliberation, advised the Union Government, to carry out necessary amendments to Article before ceding the territory. India desperately needed support and Sri Lanka offered the help.
International Law permits exercise of such suzerain power by two or more nations over rivers, Seas and the land mass abutting the sea.
Katchatheevu: The big issue over a small island – Livemint
Last month, reports claimed that the church was going to be katchathwevu by the Sri Lankan government, but it was clarified later by the external affairs ministry spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, that nothing of the sort would happen.
It was filed under News. Jayalalithaa pushed for the retrieval of Katchatheevu during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. The Sri Oatchatheevu envoy in Delhi should be summoned and protest should be lodged over the attacks.
It claims that Indian court cannot nullify the agreement. Voicing concern over increased attacks on Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan Agreemeng, Tamil Nadu government today asked the Centre to initiate diplomatic steps to check it and urged for withdrawal of the agreement ceding Katchatheevu islet to the island nation.
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The exercise of joint suzerain power by England and France since over Candon and Endenbury is a best example. Why did India agrement the Katchatheevu island to Sri Lanka in ? Notify me of new comments via email.