Jingoistic rhetoric and blind refusal to talk to Rajapakshe will not yield results.
Nor blaming India or attacking Sri Lankan tourists who come to India,
The Sri Lankan Tamils must also realize that India has its strategic position to consider , it has to ensure that China does not become a predominant power in Sri Lanka(which it is now) and that India is a Federal State ,it does not have only the Tamils, the LTTE have killed Rajiv Gandhi, a North Indian Leader and as such the Policy shift is not going to be easy.
These are hard facts one should be able to digest.
Talking with the Government alone shall solve the problem however bitter it is to be.
As to Karunanidhi , he will do any thing to save his son or to make money.
As for as Vaiko is concerned is concerned, he is a naive, emotional rabble rouser with no base or real grasp of governance.
I understand lLeena Manimegalai to be an Opinion maker in Sri Lankan Tamils Circle and people should listen to her .
In this situation, I understand the anguish of Ms Meena Kandasamy and her “call upon foreign governments, international movements, cultural artists, intellectuals, universities, revolutionary organisations and ordinary citizens to boycott the genocidal Sri Lankan government and suspend interaction in every possible form until this failed State delivers justice to the Tamils” in her column which appeared in Tehelka dated 5 September 2012. And her examples from history upon boycotts on South African Apartheid State and dictatorial Israel are also appreciable. But there are a few questions which also rise from her article’s maximalist hue.
Who is this International Community, which is being constantly criticised for inaction and intervention? Where were they when thousands of civilians were bombed by their own government in Sri Lanka? Will they ever book Mahinda Rajapaksa for his war crimes? How is India expected to untie from its bilateral relationship with the Sri Lankan State when its President declared in the Parliament that he performed India’s war against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)? It is rhetoric in history that the United Nations (UN) outfits and the First World who are the so called International Community have only approached justice from their economic concerns and prerogatives. Are Cuba and Iran not enough to understand the global post colonial situation? I agree with Ms Kandasamy that Rajapaksa needs to be put on trial for his war crimes and that would bring justice to Tamils suffering under his rogue state. Then Manmohan Singh should also be booked for his crimes against his own citizens killing thousands in Kashmir and North East and Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Singh’s government has given economic, military and logistical support to the mass killings of Tamils and why not we call upon for boycott India?
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