Katchatheevu Issue: Sri Lanka releases fishermen

Katchatheevu Issue: Relations between India and Sri Lanka were discussed rapidly recently when PM Modi gave information about Katchatheevu island on social media and cornered DMK along with Congress. Meanwhile, a good news is coming for India. Yes…Sri Lanka has released a total of 19 fishermen. Whose video has surfaced. In this video, fishermen are seen whose smile can be clearly seen on their faces.

The fishermen released by Sri Lanka include 9 from Mayiladuthurai, 4 from Pudukottai and 6 from Karaikal. After being released, he reached Chennai airport. Let us tell you that the fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on March 6 for crossing the border.

What is seen in the video

In the video shared by news agency ANI on social media platform X, it is seen that he is very happy after returning to his country. The fishermen were given a warm welcome after setting foot on the country’s soil. In the video, some people are seen giving something in bags to the fishermen at the airport.

Why is Katchatheevu Island in discussion?

Let us tell you that recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mentioned the history of Katchatheevu on social media and targeted Congress. PM Modi also cornered DMK on the issue. After this, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar had given information about the matter in a press conference. He had said that in the year 1974, there was an agreement between India and Sri Lanka under which a maritime boundary was drawn and Katchatheevu was placed on the Sri Lankan side of the border.

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Minister S. Jaishankar had said that we all know who did this…do not know who hid it…. He also mentioned the plight of fishermen and informed that in the last 20 years, 6184 Indian fishermen have been detained by Sri Lanka. Not only this, 1175 Indian fishing boats were seized by Sri Lanka.

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