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Saturday, 15 September 2012 - 19:31
Jayalalitha renews calls for Katchchathivu
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Jayalalith Jeyaram Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu states that she has filed legal action against the agreement in which the Katchchathivu islands were handed  over to Sri Lanka.

The islands which were entrusted to Sri Lanka in 1974, was a move which was met with stiff resistance from Tamil Nadu politicians.

Moreover,  Tamil Nadu politicians who sought courts intercession on this behalf on several occasions, asserted that it was imperative that India maintain control over the island for the benefit of Tamil Nadu fisherman.

Since it's handover Indian fisherman, are prohibited from engaging in fishing activities adjacent to the island.

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