One word of advice: Learn history before talking out of your ass.

Q: When was the decision to give Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka taken?
A: 1964. Under Ramnad MLA Shanmuga Rajeswara Sethupathi, it was already decided by Congress. DMK came to power in 1967.
Q: Who was the CM of Madras State back then?
A: Bhaktavatchalam, Congress.

Q: How was this decision taken?
A: Indira Gandhi decided this with her cabinet. She did NOT consult either the state govt or the parliament as per procedure.

Q: Why the tearing hurry for Indira Gandhi?
1. India was in trouble for testing a nuclear weapon.
2. Sri Lanka was about to be given the status of President of the UN General Assembly. The NAM summit was also held in Colombo in 1976.

Q: When did Kalaignar come to know of this?
A: The next day after the agreement was signed.

Q. What did Kalaignar do?
A: He chaired a meeting of Tamil Nadu MLAs. He tried to pass a resolution to condemn and stop the transfer of Katchatheevu.

Q: Who opposed his resolution?
A: ADMK under MGR, Tamil Nadu Congress under Nedumaran, the communist parties.

Q: What was the 1974 agreement?
A: Images below. Both Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen had rights. Indira Gandhi torpedoed India's rights later.
Q: When was the last time this issue was discussed in Tamil Nadu's assembly?
A: March 29, 1972. Kalaignar insisted that the Indian govt intervene and sort this issue. Why? Because Sri Lanka's naval boats, then as now, were harassing Indian fishermen.
Q: Was Katchatheevu even a part of Sri Lanka's own maps in 1974.
A: No.

Q: What did MGR do to retrieve Katchatheevu?
A: Nothing. In 1982, he removed Katchatheevu from Tamil Nadu's map.

Nobody did anything to stop it except DMK.
Here's the link to an archive containing all the events that happened during Kalaignar's second tenure as Tamil Nadu CM. Page No. 76 has the issue of Katchathivu. Give it a read:…

A resolution was brought against giving it away.
Oh, and read this article by Baskaran Krishnamurthy. Indira Gandhi didn't consult the parliament or Tamil Nadu's govt and didn't amend the constitution either. In other words, the 1974 agreement itself is technically null and void.…

But wait, there's something else of more interest.

See the parliament sessions from 1956 till 1974. You can notice that Katchatheevu was more or less the Kashmir between India and Sri Lanka. That's what parliament debates and Q&As reveal to us.

Page 17450 (34/173):…

Page 189 (98/160):…

Page 289 (148/180):…

The island was given to Sri Lanka towards the end of June 1974. Let's see what happened next.
Here's then Kolaba MP Shankerrao Savant of Congress praise Indira Gandhi for technically giving away Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka.

Page 379 (193/202):…

And what about the assembly during the second DMK govt from 1971 to 1976?
Kalaignar moved a resolution requesting the center to reconsider the Indo-Ceylon pact of 1974.

Page 76 (84/326):…

But only 11 members were there in the discussion boycotted by ADMK, INC and communist parties.

Why not ask them why?
Long story short: In the eyes of the world, Katchatheevu was disputed territory between India and Sri Lanka. But it was under the jurisdiction of the zamindar of Ramanathapuram Shanmugha Rajeswara Sethupathi. Which meant that it was technically Indian.

It was firmly in India's control till Indira Gandhi rooted for Sri Lankan support in the UN General Assembly against potential sanctions due to Pokhran-1.

Indira Gandhi used it as a weapon to rivet Kalaignar. It has now become a full time migraine.
Mate, one suggestion. Stick to spreading fake news and awful jokes on the Internet with the help of Kathir News. Don't even try to comment on issues like Katchatheevu that are more nuanced, sophisticated and discerning than your stupid online caricatures.

Hide safe behind that keyboard and continue spreading fake news left, right and center and talking out of your ass.

Don't meddle with people in leagues way above your own. You'll get drilled and nailed to the wall. All in good time!
Issues like Katchatheevu, Sri Lanka's civil war, Hyderabad's annexation to India (mostly due to Justice Party leader Sir Arcot A Ramaswamy's effort at the UN), etc., are best left to big guns and sophisticated people who can smell fake news eons away.

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