Posted on May 23, 2009 by Pavan Gupta
LTTE Chief Velupillai Prabhakaran was one such terrorist who justified violence as a legitimate political instrument. Since the founding of LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) on May 5, 1976, this low-life had perpetuated such destruction and destitution on the minority Tamil population of Sri Lanka that a whole generation would pay a price for his twisted ego. Only a deranged mind would consider such cowards as freedom fighters. Tamilians in general, Sri Lankan Tamils in particular can learn a lot from leaders like Dalai Lama. The Tibetan struggle for independence is not only justified but also moral. It would certainly out live their spiritual leader, the honorable Dalai Lama. He is a true lion for his people, not a coward like Prabhakaran who had the audacity to call his ranks, “Tigers”! Tamil Tigers were simple terrorists.
Sri Lanka is the only homeland for the Sinhala majority population which is not the case for minority Tamil population. If the Sri Lankan Tamils feel discriminated by the Sinhalas, they should either grow up or migrate back to India. They have no right to demand a separate Eelam (Home) for minority Tamils, just like 3 million Indians living in the United States of America can not ask for a separate state in North America. Do you think Indians are not discriminated against in the USA? How are the Tamils treated in the United Kingdom? Can they start a violent struggle in UK for a separate Eelam? Tamilians are very bright people but their politics sucks. Whether it is their politics in the state of Tamil Nadu or Sri Lanka, Tamils are being seen as the Taliban of South India. World would rather have Tamilians like P Chidambaram!
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Posted on May 20, 2009 by Pavan Gupta
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government must be complemented for helping the Sri Lankan government crush the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) movement. There was so much pressure on his government from their DMK allies to intervene but Dr Singh stood firm. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi is a crook and must be isolated from creating any more problems for Sri Lanka or India. LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran was in some ways DMK creation and was largely sustained by Tamil jingoism in India. Indira Gandhi did not help matters by extending her covert support to LTTE in its early secessionist struggle against Sri Lankan government. India paid a heavy price for that with the life of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Now that the whole sordid drama has come to an end, Tamil sub-nationalism must be dealt with firmly and conclusively. Indian National Congress must develop its own presence in Tamil Nadu.
Bengali and Tamilian politicians do not seem to understand that Burma and Sri Lanka are two pillars of the ‘Gateway to India’. China has been drooling at the unique opportunity by the instability in both Burma and Sri Lanka. Our dumb politicians in either state do not care about India’s national security and play ethnic politics in other countries. India must have deep and widespread bilateral relations with Sri Lanka as well as Burma. We should develop huge trade with both countries even if we have to subsidize our imports. China is waiting in the wings to fill the void in all our neighbouring countries including Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. China has the means and money to stiff India out of all these countries. We are no more a third world country. India is not only growing as a regional power, it is likely to emerge as a major global power by the middle of this century. It is time we take our share of international obligations seriously and not look towards America or Russia for orders.
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