Resolutions passed against governments of India, Tamil Nadu for disregarding Eezham Tamils, Tamil Nadu fishermen
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 11 August 2010, 16:23 GMT]
Karuththurimaikk Kazhakam (Union for Freedom of Expression), an umbrella organization consisting of several poltical and humanitarian organizations in Tamil Nadu passed resolutions condemning the Central Government of India and the State Government of Tamil Nadu for willingly maintaining silence over for Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa regime's blatant violation of democracy related to its war crimes committed during the war on Vanni and the frequent killings of Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lanka Navy (SLN), in a public meeting held 06 August in Chennai Purasavaakkam Thaa'naa Street, sources in Chennai said. The meeting was presided by Comrade Nallakannu of the Communist Party of India. Vaiko, the leader of Marumalarchi Dravida Munetra Kalazham (MDMK) proposed the resolutions that were passed unanimously.
Kolathoor Mani and Porf. Saraswathy of Periayar Dravida Kazhakam, Thamizharuvi Maniam (Ghandian Movement), Dr. Krishnasamy (Puthiya Thamizhakam Party), Abdul Samathu (Manitha Neaya Makkal Kadchi), P. Maniarasan (Tamil National Communist Party), Pazha Karuppaiah (Anna Dravida Munetra Kazhakam), Prof. Theeran, Thiyagu (Tamil National Liberation Movement) and several other prominent persons participated in the above meeting.
The following were some of the resolutions passed:
International journalists are not allowed by Rajapksa government to visit the war devastated Tamils in the North and East in Sri Lanka in order to hide its war crimes to the outer world. Their fate remains a mystery. We strongly condemn the governments of India and Tamil Nadu for turning a blind eye to this blatant violation of democracy by Mahinda Rajapaksa government in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Navy continues to kill our Tamil Nadu fishermen who dare the seas to make a living, on the false accusation that they have trespassed into Si Lankan seas and it has become customary for the Central Government of India and Tamil Nadu State government to passively accept the lies of Sri Lanka government and our association condemns this attitude of enmity towards Tamil Nadu fishermen by both governments in the strongest terms.