ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Kachcha Thivu Background and Issues

Urmila Phadnis There is no clear evidence in support of India's sovereignty over the Kachcha Thivu island. Ceylon's claims to the island rest primarily on cartographic evidence dating back several centuries, and on the fact that in recent years Ceylon has exercised elective control over the island. India's claims, on the other hand, are based primarily on the zamindari of the island exercised for a long time by the Raja of Ramnad. Legal experts on both sides would thus have enough data to indulge in hairsplitting.

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