Tamil Nadu Tamils represent 6% in India but India’s Central Government is molly cuddling DMK!
– By Shenali Waduge –
We are baffled. How can a country which has a population of 1.2BILLION people continue to fall at the feet of political parties passing the pillow of power between them in the state of Tamil Nadu which has a population of 72million Tamils which is just 6% of the entire population?
The DMK and AIADMK have taken turns in their support for the LTTE over the years. They have also taken turns in vilifying the LTTE as well. The amount of contradictory statements coming from these two political parties of Tamil Nadu speaks volumes of “opportunism” and highlights the need for New Delhi to change its stance of bending to Tamil Nadu’s whims and fancies.
· Karunanidhi eulogising LTTE leader is serious: AIADMK (Times of India – 2007)
· Desperate LTTE targets Karunanidhi (Indian Express – 2009)
· LTTE is using Tamils as a shield (Jayalalitha http://www.youtube.com/watch?
India is well aware that it is separatism that first forced India to import the struggle creating a guerilla movement in Sri Lanka. Therefore, so long as India continues to allow the very mouthpieces that took turns to nurse Sri Lanka’s tiger, India’s sovereignty remains under threat and at high risk of separation this time with Western involvement.
India must not forget the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi on Indian soil was a clear message that the LTTE was no longer prepared to be India’s baby as it had been adopted by the West to carry out its sinister designs upon India. Warnings appear to go unheeded for India in view of its preoccupation or rather obsession to keep Sri Lanka under its noose.
What India needs to do is to move towards a new Indo-Lanka policy along the lines of what Romesh Bhandari advocated “India intends to have an Indian rather than a Tamil Nadu policy towards Sri Lanka”. Its now bordering the ridiculous when the entire world is laughing at a country as big as India which is seen dancing to the tune of Tamil Nadu.
This is not what we would expect from Hindi India. But, India not surprisingly is taking the “pacifying” route and agreeing to bring a Resolution against Sri Lanka on human rights violations. Its now 4 years on shouldn’t DMK have resigned from the UPA Government when India started working with President Rajapakse helping with the Northern reconstruction and resettlement? We would also like to know in what manner these political parties actually helped the Sri Lankan Tamils. What about the appalling conditions that the Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu live in yet there is no shortage of tears!
DMK has 18MPs in the Lok Sabha. UPA has a total 250 seats in the Lok Sabha and without DMK the number will reach 232 and with outside support UPA will have 303 while the Opposition has 240 seats.
If the media presence when the second Buddhist priest was attacked in India gives a message these kollywood antics of Tamil Nadu keeps us in Colombo quite entertained for we impatiently wait to see what more melodrama’s are in store before the Geneva vote on 22 March 2013. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister describes DMK’s withdrawal a “drama” too. We only remember like yesterday the 3 hour fast by Karunanidhi in 2009.
What is so unsettling is to see a Central Government as mighty as India bow down to the Tamil Nadu whining.
Yet, Tamil Nadu may boast of 72million Tamils but Sri Lanka has friends in India too –and they are the 167million Dalits who account for 16% of the total population of India and many of them are Buddhist Ambedkarites. These ties will help secure the goodwill between India and Sri Lanka that India’s current Central Government does not have the pluck to deliver.
- Food insecurity improved in Sri Lanka but prevails within specific regions – FAO and WFP May 29, 2023
- ADB approves $350 Million for Sri Lanka economic stabilization programme May 29, 2023
- Ven. Rajangane Saddharathana Thera arrested May 29, 2023
- Nathasha Edirisooriya remanded till June 7 May 28, 2023
- Fuel quota to be increased from Tuesday May 28, 2023
- India did more for Sri Lanka than IMF – Jaishankar May 28, 2023
- Sri Lanka to Issue digital birth certificates May 28, 2023
It is 6% here too. Now the time is such that the tail wags the Dog (should I say dog’s tail wags lion)!!
Please take a break; enjoy life and smell the roses. Panic will not get you anywhere. If the Tamils are winning, they are winning. There’s nothing much you can do about it.
So, Shenali, sit back and relax and cheer the winners.
They were 6% in SL too but they are so powerful that they held the nation to task for 30 years.
These tamils Shenali, are brilliant characters. they will rule the Indian Ocean one day.
Well said Senali, I guess the Indians need to realize this and give a clear mandate for the next Government which will not depend on bits & pieces so that we will have strong India which can challenge not only this extreme fragments (dramatist) but be a real force in the World and stabilize the region.
Oscar Ratnam and Padukkam Periaram,
Shenali does not need to smell the roses because she knows with her astute observation some most beautiful things like roses are useless to her. She enjoys her life writing the facts.
Tamils in Sri Lanka are well protected by the majority Sinhala. 6% Tamils did not hold the nation to task for 30 years it was the Tasmil Tiger Terrorists whose percentage was not 6% but very much less than that, who did so with their barbaric atrocities killing innocent civilians and children.
Mind you Padukkam terrorists can’t rule the Indian Ocean or anywhere in the world for that matter but they can only terrorize their own people until they get annihilated by the government armed forces led by the majority in the island country to protect the majority and the minority.
from top to bottom knowing about the indian politics. good . then what can you say about our sl politics.tell the facts shenali. may be you are a journalist, i do not know, but tell the facts to the publics.
these corrupted sl politicians are the major reason to these kinds ethic conflicts.
Nihal, absolutely right, you’v hit the nail on the head.