Srilankan Tamils Woes and Indian leaders ignorance
I know enough has been said by the people on how the Tamils are being killed by their own government in Srilanka. And also there is no second voice or thoughts on the point of Tamils being treated as second grade citizens. What is the most disheartening fact is that Tamil Nadu government to save its government was playing foul’s play in this issue. They like to portray themselves as good to their allies Congress to keep their government running in state and they also like to show to the people of Tamilnadu that they are taking steps to prevent killings of Tamil in Srilanka.
Last Friday Tamilnadu CM Mr.M.Karunanidhi once again came out with rage and warned the central government to take some steps to end the war in Srilanka and to safeguarding the rights of the Tamil in that region. But the laughable thing is this is the third time he has given such a statement. I think he has fixed some time limits to send out the warnings. By the time he was sending out the 6th or 7th warning there will not be any Tamils living in the Srilankan territory.
He is resisting to send out some strong messages to centre because his government doesn’t have enough MLAs to form the government and Congress is their only ally in the state. Even though the government in the Centre needs the support of 33 MPs of DMK to run their government at the centre, they won’t be worried much as the election is nearing. Also the fact that DMKs liking to be in the central government makes them reluctant to force the central government to pressurize the government of Srilanka. If they are not able to do some good to the people, what is the point in ruling them? We also must think about how he has got the ministries he wanted by threatening to move out of the government. Why the same thirst and speed was not there when it comes to safeguarding the people? Where his do or die attitude has gone?
When there are lots of problems are creeping up here, he was attending all literary meetings and basking under the praises showered on him for making the day of Pongal festival as the Tamil New year. I don’t know what big change it has made to the lives of Tamil people. Even though if it was a good move, a true leader was the one who moves on and continuing to do some more to the people until he/she is the office. He also has to find some time to solve his family disputes and to write the poems to hit out some of his allies and the opposition parties. So we could understand that he has very little time to think about the people.
The above picture depicts, one of the Srilankan soldier was trying to hit Rajiv Gandhi using his rifle.
The only reason Congress were taking a hard stand against the Srilankan Tamils is the fact that former Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi was believed to be killed by LTTE. If he had died by the above hit from Srilankan soldier means what they would have done? Destroying the whole Srilanka. I don’t know how they would have behaved if somebody other than Mrs. Sonia Gandhi was at the helm of the party. A Sikh has killed Mrs. Indira Gandhi so are they not supporting the Sikhs? I think if the Srilankan Tamils have some vote’s means they will extend their hand to help them.
The central government has promised that they will send External Affairs minister Mr. Pranab Mukerjee to Srilanka to talk with the Srilankan government to stop the genocide killing in Srilanka, a 2 months before. But they are not able to find some hours to go there in the last 2 months. They have sent Mr. Shiv Shankar Menon and the statement he has made was ‘Indian government will provide all kind of relief to affected Tamil people’ which must have been ‘You have to stop killing Tamil people.’ This kind of statements has making us to think that whether our central government was supporting the action of Srilankan government.
With the election were nearing for the parliament, I don’t think that the parties will focus on the Srilankan Tamils as they are not even bothered about addressing the needs of their own people. I fear that by the time the elections end here, the Tamil community maybe destroyed by the ruling Pro-Sinhalese government.
My friend Raj has already written about how the Srilankan government was torturing the Tamils and about the genocide killing being carried out there in a detailed manner.
Here are the links for the related topics:
You can read about Killing of Independent journalist Lasantha Wickramatunge in Srilanka – here.
You can read about the ignorance of Tamilnadu CM and overwhelming support from the people of Tamilnadu against the genocidal killing – here.
You can read about the No. of people died due to this state unleashed terror – here.