False
Download Learnerz IAS app from the Play Store now! Download

$show=search/label/May%202022

 


Katchatheevu Islet UPSC NOTE

 


Katchatheevu Islet

  • Katchatheevu is a 163-acre uninhabited island administered by Sri Lanka. 

  • It was a disputed territory between India and Sri Lanka until 1974. 

  • It was never demarcated by the Indian government.

  • The island is located between Neduntheevu, Sri Lanka and Rameswaram, India and has been traditionally used by both Sri Lankan Tamil and Indian fishermen.

  • In 1974, then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi accepted Katchatheevu as Sri Lankan area under the "Indo-Sri Lankan Maritime agreement" aimed at resolving the maritime boundaries in the Palk Strait.

  • Another agreement signed in 1976 restricted both the countries’ fishermen from fishing in the other’s exclusive economic zones.

  • Earlier, it was owned by the Ramnad Kingdom of Ramanathapuram Rameshwaram which later came under the Madras Presidency during British rule of India. 

  • It was recognised by Ceylon as part of British India after the delimitation of Gulf of Mannar and Palk Strait between the then governments of Madras and Ceylon. 

  • However in 1921, Sri Lanka reinstated its claims to Katchatheevu.

Issues

  • Despite the signing of maritime boundary agreements, fishermen communities of both the countries continued their fishing in the Palk Bay area peacefully until the Eelam war broke out in 1983.

  • Nonetheless, after the end of War in 2009, the Sri Lankan fishermen have been raising their objection to Indian fishermen fishing in their waters.

  • The small islet of Katchatheevu, hitherto used by the fishermen for sorting their catch and drying their nets, fell on the other side of the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

  • Fishermen often risk their lives and cross the IMBL rather than return empty-handed, but the Sri Lankan Navy is on alert, and have either arrested or destroyed fishing nets and vessels of those who have crossed the line.

  • The legality of the transfer of Islets to Sri Lanka was challenged in the Indian Supreme Court since the recognizing was not ratified by the Indian Parliament. 

  • This recognition of an island that is culturally important to fishermen of Tamil Nadu state in India has led to some agitations by Tamil Nadu politicians that it should be claimed to Indian sovereignty. 

COMMENTS

Name

Amritsar,1,April 2024,301,Art & Culture,1,August 2023,251,Courses,7,Daily Current Affairs,48,December 2023,189,Disaster Management,2,Environment and Ecology,148,February 2024,228,Foundation Course,1,GDP,1,GEMS Club,1,GEMS Plus,1,Geography,154,Govt Schemes,2,GS 2,1,GS1,6,GS2,36,GS3,15,GST,1,History,9,Home,3,IAS Booklist,1,Important News,71,Indian Economy,118,Indian History,2,Indian Polity,135,International Organisation,12,International Relations,97,Invasive Plant,1,January 2024,240,July 2023,281,June 2022,6,June 2023,268,June 2024,173,March 2024,238,May 2022,17,May 2024,330,Mentorship,2,November 2023,169,October 2023,203,Places in News,2,Science & Technology,66,Science and Technology,90,September 2023,205,UPSC CSE,111,
ltr
item
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Katchatheevu Islet UPSC NOTE
Katchatheevu Islet UPSC NOTE
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/4NfUkhdxxKKeYOLy7-WFwHvGYlEJhN2887mGtQYU3SKl76fOU8OBqOCHdXnOeXR7mqtegF9YN6XUejAZ8MmtsFa6kAyJmHgiD0Z57i44XA3y27LbeOV0jq_TUL-kviejpFxqrhtAb_833Z8pxmwvyW4
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/4NfUkhdxxKKeYOLy7-WFwHvGYlEJhN2887mGtQYU3SKl76fOU8OBqOCHdXnOeXR7mqtegF9YN6XUejAZ8MmtsFa6kAyJmHgiD0Z57i44XA3y27LbeOV0jq_TUL-kviejpFxqrhtAb_833Z8pxmwvyW4=s72-c
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
https://www.learnerz.in/2023/08/katchatheevu-islet-upsc-note.html
https://www.learnerz.in/
https://www.learnerz.in/
https://www.learnerz.in/2023/08/katchatheevu-islet-upsc-note.html
true
4761292069385420868
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content