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HMK wants the Governments to hoist Tricolour at Katchaitheevu

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Hindu Makkal Katchi (HMK) today said it would hoist the National Flag at Katchaitheevu, ceded to by India, on the Republic Day tomorrow, if the Centre or failed to do so.

In a memorandum submitted to the district collector here, IMK President, Arjun Sampath said that fishermen have the right to catch fish in Katchaitheevu area and also the right to worship at St Anthony Church there, as per an agreement between the two countries.

However, was violating the agreement and not allowing fishermen there, he said.

Stating that the Centre or Tamil Nadu should take steps to hoist the Tricolour tomorrow, he said that either the collector of Ramanathapuram district or senior officials in Indian Coast Guard can hoist the flag there.

If both are failing to hoist the flag, the HMK workers will go and hoist the flag, Arjun Sampath said.

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First Published: Wed, January 25 2017. 21:57 IST