Finally, Pakistan’s Prime Minister has given his consent and will attend the swearing in ceremony of the Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi. Pakistan and India have a history of uneasy relations and they have fought three wars over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir since their independence from Britain in 1947. Relations between Pakistan and India have witnessed ups and downs and are always in tension. Relations froze after 26/11 attack in Mumbai by the Pakistani militants in 2008 in which 166 people were killed. A mild thaw since has helped trade, though not much progress has been made in normalising bilateral ties. During the election campaign, Modi took a tough stand on Pakistan’s role in sponsoring terror attacks in India. However, after massive victory, Modi has softened his stand against neighbouring countries somewhat. He has said that he would like to engage India’s neighbours and have friendly relation with them. In a way, this Pakistan guest has settled the dust but inviting Sri Lankan President Mahindra Rajapaksa has upsets Tamilians of India. Despite a huge row over the invitation to SAARC leaders for his May 26 swearing-in, Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party, armed with a majority in the Lok Sabha, showed no signs of backing down from a move that heralds a foreign policy free from the pressures of domestic politics. Moreover, the new regime must have a glimpse of the counterparts. Modi is becoming the PM of India and he wants to utilise this opportunity as a rare gesture. He will have a chance to estimate or assess the feelings of his neighbours and he cannot be a mean politician with parochial intention of playing local dirty politics within the nation.
Sri Lankan Tamils were not at all an issue in the recent election. If that was an issue then now serious Vaiko and his party have clean sweep all the seats like J Jayalalita . There is an unwritten rule in TN that if political parties doesn’t talk on Sri Lankan Tamilians then they will be stamped as ‘Anti-Tamil ’. There is a stiff competition among Tamil Nadu politicians to be first on raising issues whether it is worth or not. Majority of people in TN are concerned only on what affects them like price rise, power shortage etc and they do not think about Sri Lankan Tamilians. Here the question is that, can these Tamil Nadu’s political parties ever deliver terms to talk to Sri Lanka?
Tamil Nadu parties cannot do anything against Rajpaksa. However, NDA and UPA have been trying hard to bring Sri Lankans in our favour to tackle International communities. Forcing will never help, did the Tamils ever say boycott Pakistan or Bangladesh when hundreds were being targeted by Pakistan in North India? Bangladeshi HuJI is targeting Indians but Mamata is silent on HuJI. So, it is suggested that politicians should have a vision for whole of India and not just for their regional interest.
The biggest enemies of Tamils and Tamil language are the non-Tamil origin “Dravida” parties. Tamil language is not even a functional official language in Tamil Nadu, it is slowly being replaced by English and Hindi. Tamil is not used for banking purpose. Tamil has been replaced by Hindi as a compulsory subject in CBSE schools. Tamil communities have been replaced by Telugu, Hindi and Kannada castes in the OBC quota in the 69 per cent reservation policy. Of course, the biggest ongoing contributions of Dravidian parties to Tamil language continue to be “street renaming”, “erecting statues” “ill-treatment of Sri Lankan Tamils in Tamil Nadu”, “exclusion of forward community Tamil from reservation policy and replacement with other language castes”. With Tamil itself not being a functional official language in Tamil Nadu, some of these political parties now want to replace with Telugu. Tamilians are time and again proven to be the biggest fools groping in the dark.
Tamil Nadu is whirling under severe power shortage, due to which hundreds of small industries across the state are either closed or crippled. Thousands have lost their jobs in industrial towns like Tirupur, Erode and Salem. The mandate given to Jaya is only to be deceived. Jaya cannot dictate the central government as she did last time. How can one forget that she pulled the previous BJP government down for her whims and fancies? Tamils and its narrow minded politicians have to understand that Tamils in Sri Lanka are Sri Lankan nationals.
Anyways, President Rajapaksha has been held responsible by UN Human Rights Commission for mass murder during the war. Ceasing talk with the neighbour is not an option and will not give fruitful solution to Tamilians as well as Indian. We need Sri Lanka to address the concerns of the Tamilian minority there, and for that we need to keep them in the loop. Otherwise, Sri Lanka is not a democratic country; the citizens of Sri Lanka are prisoners under the dictatorship of Rajapaksa family. Sri Lankan armed forces are violating the Human Rights of Citizens, snatching Freedom of Press, Freedom of Speech and suppressed ruthlessly by the loyal zealots of Rajapaksa family. Sri Lanka is a very highly militarised state armed with sophisticated military hardware supplied by its staunch strategic allies that are potent threats to the security of India.
Let’s see, how Modi deals with these two neighbouring terrors and threats…