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Kachchatheevu Issues

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  1. arulcharles

    arulcharles Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Plea on Katchatheevu rejected
    Updated Feb 12, 2012

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    MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has stated that it would not entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the Ministry of Law and Justice to move the International Court of Justice against Sri Lanka to retrieve Katchatheevu. The division bench of the court felt that the PIL, originally filed by MLA Jawahirullah, sought for directions against Sri Lanka for breach of international responsibility by killing Indian fishermen and detaining them illegally.
    According to the petitioner, fishermen from India had no hindrance while fishing in the Palk Straits until 1974, before the island was given to Lanka by India. Pointing out that there have been more than 1,752 instances of Indian fishermen disappearing near Palk Straits, the petitioner said that 500 fishermen have been killed and 3,000 of them permanently disabled by the acts of the Lankan Navy.
    Stating that the international law prohibits detention or shooting down of fishing and domestic vessels until being used for espionage, the petitioner said that Indian fishermen have been detained illegally and forcibly jailed in Sri Lanka against the principles of law which entitles India to raise a dispute before the International Court of Justice.
    When the matter was posted before Justices N Paul Vasanthakumar and P Devadass, they noted that a similar case is pending in the SC. The bench also said it would not entertain the petition, but on the request of the counsel for the petitioner, posted the matter for hearing on February 23.

    Source:-Plea on Katchatheevu rejected - southindia - Tamil Nadu - ibnlive
     
  2. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    Can't we sink whole Lankan navy and then react as they are reacting in killing our fisherman...
     
  3. SajeevJino

    SajeevJino Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Kacchatheevu.for us...it is a region of Indian Territory...Every Indians much take care of that Issue....


    Tamil Nadu Govt. should take necessary step to boost up the kacchatheevu island recover....
     
  4. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    No,our fishermen are violating International maritime border by going into the Katchatheevu since this tiny Island belongs to Srilanka.Only thing we can do is to convince our fishermen not to go there and take this issue with SL govt and solve it diplomatically.
     
  5. arulcharles

    arulcharles Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Most of the people were thinking that "we should not get Katchatheevu back, It will be shame to country"

    Actually Katchatheevu Is given to Srilanka to stop the conflict
    Katchatheevu is a tourist spot. There is a catolic church in that place.
    It is given to Srilanka with a Treaty which provides freedom for Indian Fisherman to fishing in that place.

    It is Not we who violate the treaty.It's them
    To put an End We should get it back.

    Correct me If I was Wrong
     
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    arulcharles Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    A simple Reference
    A part of India until 1974, it has belonged to Sri Lanka since India ceded the island in 1974. This transfer of an island that is culturally important to fishermen of Tamil Nadu state in India has led to some agitations by Tamil Nadu politicians that it should be returned to Indian sovereignty. The island is also important for fishing grounds used by fishers from both the countries.
    Under the treaty agreement of 1974, Indian fishermen have rights to rich fishing grounds in the territorial waters of Sri Lanka around Kachchativu.

    Source:-Kachchatheevu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    arulcharles Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    More over Its our Right
     
  8. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    As per Sri Lankan authorities this treaty agreement has led to many difficulties to with the Sri Lankan Navy that is deployed to prevent smuggling of weapons by the rebel group LTTE.So that must be the reason they violated the treaty.Knee jerk reactions are not gonna solve problems,we must take diplomatic route.
     
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    arulcharles Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Now there is no LTTE ,More over They are not stop killing people.
    Its Time to EXPIRE the TREATY.

    If Diplomatic is very Important than Lives of people,What is the purpose of Government?
     
  10. ManuSankar

    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    When was the last time a killing happened??According to my knowledge its been quite some time now(correct me if I am wrong).GoI has already taken up this issue with SL govt.
     
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  11. Himanshu Pandey

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    If we have a treaty with Shri Lanka then their should not be killing of our people and if they are doing this with sitting in lap of China, only bullet is option. Sink their whole navy and the issue will be resolved.
     
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    They don't have much of a navy to begin with.Its even smaller than our coast guard.And what good it will do by sinking it??
     
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    In past 4 months they attacked 30 times and they killed 2 fisherman last year. Upto 2011 they killed 438 fisherman and thousands were wounded (like cutting their limbs ,thumps). Tell me wat kind of action did India taken in this regard?? that's why last year they tried to seek help frm China but Indian govt stopped them to do that. IMO if your country is failed to aid protection for your life and rights then there is no point in loyal to motherland I knw its rude but its true. There is no compromise with SL we need our territory back at any cost who the hell the indian govt given our territory to somebody ,which we owned that land over thousands of years.
     
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