Voicing concern over increased attacks on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan navy, the Tamil Nadu government today asked the Centre to initiate diplomatic steps to check it and urged for withdrawal of the 1974 agreement ceding Katchatheevu islet to Colombo, PTI reports.
Chief minister J Jayalalithaa said her government will seek legal course if the central government failed to accede to the demand.
See PTI’s report here.
On Sri Lankan Navy attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen,
See our earlier comment, ‘The cycle of oppression’ (Sep 2012)
See also some of our posts since August:
Jaya slams shooting of Indian fishermen (March 2013)
Another attack by SL Navy (Dec 2012)
Navy accused of attacking Indian fishermen (Nov 2012)
'Expeditiously' address fishermen issue says India (Nov 2012)
Attacks now 'commonplace' - say TN fishermen (Oct 2012)
SL Navy continues attacks on Indian fishermen (Oct 2012)
Madras High Court urges protection of fishermen (Sep 2012)
China gets go-ahead to exploit Sri Lankan seas (Sep 2012)
Indian fishermen – ‘Government has let us down’ (Aug 2012)
Jaya and Karunanidhi condemn fishermen attacks (Aug 2012)