Chennai: Maintaining that she was working towards
protecting the livelihood of fishermen, Tamil Nadu Chief
Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday said she would not "stop" till
Katchchatheevu, an islet in the Palk straits now under
the control of Sri Lanka is retrieved.
"The attacks on Tamil fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy can
be stopped only by retrieving Kachchatheevu," she said in the
Replying to CPI member Arumugam, Jayalalithaa said her
case on getting back Kachchatheevu from Sri Lanka was in the
Supreme Court.The Tamil Nadu government too had passed a
resolution on this effect.
"Now, the state finance ministry is also attaching
documents for this.I am working towards protecting the
livelihood of the fishermen and I will not stop until
Kachchatheevu is retrieved," she asserted.
Kachchatheevu was ceded by India to Sri Lanka under an
agreement in 1974.