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Katchatheevu Island (Tamil Nadu)

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The island of Katchatheevu is a tiny uninhabited landmass located in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka. The island, which was ceded to Sri Lanka by the Indian government in 1974, has sparked ongoing debates and protests in Tamil Nadu due to its historical and cultural significance, as well as its impact on fishermen’s livelihoods. Tamil Nadu continues to call for the retrieval of Katchatheevu from Sri Lanka.