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15 April 2016 09:07 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J.Jayalalitha today vowed to "retrieve Katchatheevu island ceded to Sri Lanka and restore the traditional fishing rights of Tamil Nadu fishermen in Palk Bay, if elected to power."

Addressing an election rally at Aruppukottai in Tamil Nadu, Ms Jayalalitha said the arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen under the pretext of cross-border fishing by Lankan navy is still continuing.

Stating that ceding of Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka was the main reason for the continuous arrest of Tamil Nadu fishermen, the chief minister said, "whenever our fishermen were arrested, I exert pressure on the Centre for their release."

Taking a jibe at DMK President M. Karunanidhi, she accused him of doing nothing in 1974, during his tenure, when Katchatheevu was transferred to Lanka. Instead, Mr Karunanidhi then said the fishermen indulged in cross-border because of their greedy attitude. Had he (Karunanidhi) moved the Supreme Court (SC), citing the Berubari judgement, by which the SC ruled against ceding of the area to East Pakistan, Mr Karunanidhi could have got an interim stay on the Katchatheevu issue, she lamented.

Ms Jayalalithaa recalled that the Apex Court in 1960 on Berubari issue had held that any land belonging to India could be ceded to another country only with the approval of Parliament and with a constitutional amendment. Hence, Berubari still remains an integral part of India.

But, Mr Karunanidhi kept a stoic silence when India ceded Katchatheevu to Lanka. Why had he not moved the Apex Court on Katchatheevu issue ? the AIADMK generalsecretary queried.

Charging that Mr Karunanidhi had betrayed the Tamil Nadu people on Katchatheevu imbroglio, the Chief Minister demanded that Mr Karunanidhiprovide an explanation to the people of Tamil Nadu.(UNI)

  Comments - 16

  • Nuke Friday, 15 April 2016 11:28 PM

    How about promising them to build some public toilets first if elected. Youre the biggest crook in TN, you had a lot of illegal assets in possesion. Dont make false promises, you cant retrieve the island, indian central gvt wont allow that. Coz they know if they do that relationship between the countries would take a huge plunge causing china to take advantage.

    Shafraz Saturday, 16 April 2016 01:26 AM

    Has she got nothing to do other than Katchatheevu issue?

    sam Saturday, 16 April 2016 02:30 AM

    Bull shit. this woman always try to fool her own people before any election to gain political advantage through KACHCHATHEEVU and fish the votes from the voters to come into power. Also this lady is always screaming in dream to mislead innocent Tamils for her political survival. Hey lady try this in your next birth. this woman is a politically Bankrupt joker. who cares her barkings.

    Ama Saturday, 16 April 2016 06:07 AM

    AIADMK chief JJ - Based on the Accord, the Katchatheevu island belongs to SRI LANKA now. You cannot quash an agreement like this which was singed between two nations. What political knowledge you have Jayalalitha.

    ANTON Saturday, 16 April 2016 07:52 AM


    Cobra Saturday, 16 April 2016 07:57 AM

    She must be going to sleep with the map of Kachchativu under her pillow!!!!!!!!

    JAGATH LEANAGE Saturday, 16 April 2016 08:42 AM

    She (jayalaitha) thinks, only people in Tamil nadu can do fishing. What a joke.

    Onlooker Saturday, 16 April 2016 08:43 AM

    Do not exert your self Jayalilitha, MY3 will give it to you in a platter.

    Oma yang Saturday, 16 April 2016 09:05 AM

    happy new year Amma we dont mind a lose tongue here and there to gather a few votes so that you may stay in power. via DM iOS App

    Sammy Saturday, 16 April 2016 12:45 PM

    That's ok ma'am, you can continue to play this card for eternity just before elections and forget about it after that, till the next elections.

    S B Lokuge Saturday, 16 April 2016 02:01 PM

    No wonder all these stupid Indians think they can dictate to Sri Lanka when we have Indian worshipping traitors ruling the country.

    M.M.M.Zarlilinook Saturday, 16 April 2016 03:59 PM

    After an exhaustive research and in-depth study with the help of survey plans which were available in Sri Lanka and India at the time both countries, as a result, and also taking into account historical evidence and legal aspects, reached an agreement in 1974 ceding the fate of Katchatheevu in favour of Sri lanka.

    Sharon Saturday, 16 April 2016 04:43 PM

    That is quite simple with these Yamapalana bunch. Why not try whole of SL Quite a worthwhile attempt. via DM iOS App

    Hapt Saturday, 16 April 2016 08:15 PM

    Mum, first you should have to come as PM then you retrieve part of Kasmir from Pakistan then try your best to retrieve full Sickin Province from China. As India lost battle and lost part of It is every citizen of Indians duty.India accepted that Kachchative is part of Indian central Govt.

    manu Monday, 18 April 2016 08:30 AM

    If that is the case then the 13th amendment forced on SL must be removed too.

    suresh Monday, 18 April 2016 09:47 AM

    JJ talks of Katchitheevu only during election time

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