Printer Friendly

TN Govt to move SC on Katchatheevu issue.

New Delhi, Sept. 16 -- In keeping with its high decibel rhetoric against Sri Lanka on issues ranging from alleged attacks on fishermen to training of Sri Lanka defence personnel, the Tamil Nadu government has now sought to reopen the Katchatheevu issue.

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said it has decided to move the Supreme Court for expediting a pending case seeking that the 1974 and 1976 accords under which Katchatheevu islet was ceded to Sri Lanka by India be declared illegal to pave way for its retrieval.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said she chaired a review meeting on Friday with the Chief Secretary and other officials from relevant departments including Revenue where the decision was taken.

"It was decided in the meeting that the Tamil Nadu government will file a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to expedite the case (filed by her in 2008 and in which the Revenue Department impleaded itself later) seeking declaration of the agreements illegal," she said.

The decision was taken following the attacks on Indian fishermen by Sri Lankan navy which "continue unabated," Ms. Jayalalithaa said in statement.

Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits has come into focus with Tamil Nadu fishermen alleging frequent attacks by the Sri Lankan Navy on them when they for fishing near the islet.

Ms. Jayalalithaa has also repeatedly spoken of the fishermen's "traditional fishing rights" there while pitching her case with the Centre for its retrieval from Sri Lanka.

She had filed a case in the Supreme Court in 2008 in this regard, and after her party was elected to power last year, had moved a resolution in the Assembly seeking to implead the Revenue Department in the case.

For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at

Copyright HT Media Ltd.

Provided by an company

COPYRIGHT 2012 SyndiGate Media Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2012 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Asian Tribune (India)
Geographic Code:9INDI
Date:Sep 16, 2012
Previous Article:Milinda Moragoda appointed as Advisor to Nalanda University.
Next Article:UPA ally Mamata Banerjee warns PM over FDI.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters