New Delhi: The uninhabited island of Katchatheevu has been a long-standing pickle for the Central government as the Tamil Nadu people have been vocal about claiming ownership of the Sri Lankan island.

On Monday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said that she will bring an amendment to ensure that the island is retrieved from the hands of Sri Lanka.

True to her poll promise where she said that she would bring back the contentious land upon assuming electoral position, Jayalalithaa said that she wants the resolution on Katchatheevu Island to be passed in both houses of the parliament.




The AIADMK has always demanded that the island which was recognised as Sri Lanka’s after India’s independence be given back to Tamil Nadu.




However, the retrieving of the island is a complex matter as there is the issue of fishermen illegally fishing in a disputed land and the deployment of boats in the small island.




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