Some people who are interested, definitely no politicians,in the resolution of the Sri Lanka Tamils issue have been in touch with me.
They are trying their best in their own way to bring in awareness among the people of world about the injustice meted out to the Tamil People in Lanka and the massacre of the Tamils in Sri Lanka.
These people, in their personal capacity are bringing this matter to the attention of the US Government , the Congress members of the US,Members of the
EU and Australia.
They had asked for my views on these issues.
My views are.
The Lankan issue , in my opinion, has not brought forth to the Public forcefully.
Mere publishing of shocking videos/images and news items of sufferings of the individuals.
The issue has not gone home to people it ought to.
You cross Nayudupet or Kuppam in Andhra, no body talks about this at all.
I am settled in Bangalore.
When I ask my friends in Karnataka about the Tamils issue, their answer is..
‘This is not new.Tamils a create problems wherever they go and they get the punishment.
Moreover, Sri Lankan Tamils are anti Hindus and anti Indians.
They killed our Prime Minister.
Let us talk about some thing else”
This is not the view of Kannadigas alone.
Wherever I go in the North, I get similar feedback.
1.Too much emphasis has been given to the word Tamils and not on the human right issue.
2.Why the Tamils have been treated this way and what their problems are, have not been clearly brought forth.
People talk about LLC and no body talks about Sirimavo agreement with India.
Nor the fact that the Tamils have been denied basic Rights in Lanka.
That they are treated as menials and second -rate citizens in their own country.
That their lands are grabbed.
Sinhalese are brought in to show that Sinhalese are in majority.
Their language Tamil is being slowly erased from the Island.
That Hinduism is systematically wiped out by destroying Temples, Cultural Centers.
Employment opportunities and schooling are denied to the Tamils.
For the Conduct of a minor Hindu Religious function Governmental permission is required in Tamil areas of Jaffna.
Children and women are raped and killed.
Torture , Repression and killing of people is not restricted to Tamils.
Now Tamils are exterminated , nearly, it is the turn of Muslims and Christians.
Not to leave political dissenters like JVP, or the Media.
The Matale Mass grave speak of the killing of JVP, it might have included Tamils as well.
These facts are not known to public in a manner that they can understand.
Pouring out emotions will be of no help.
This is a practical issue that needs practical approach and the first step is presentation facts and presenting them to the suitable audience who matter,
The issue of Lankan Tamils being anti Hindu is ill founded.
These are the people who propagated Shavisam and Kaumaram in Lanka and Far East.
Major donors of famous temples are Lankan Tamils.
Then why this perception.
In Diplomacy it is not organised facts alone that guarantee people’s ears but how and through whom it is presented.
The Tamil issue is being presented by Karunanidhi and DK , who are known to be anti Hindus.
People perceive the people and the issue they promote are also anti Hindus.
more to follow…..