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No more excuses in waging the war - Protestors in Oslo

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 07 April 2009, 08:09 GMT]
"Colombo, which wages a brutal war, and its main war-partner, the Indian Establishment, which sets the agenda and the International Community that viciously abets the war, have no more justification or excuses in continuing the war," said T. Raju, a young Tamil diaspora activist who talked to media while hundreds of Norwegian Tamils gathered Tuesday in front of the Norwegian Parliament in Oslo to protest against the Sri Lankan war. "Only a few hundred LTTE cadres remain in Vanni was the estimation of Colombo’s military, a few weeks ago. Colombo claimed that nearly 500 LTTE cadres were killed this weekend. Therefore any further war only means open genocide of people," he said.

Oslo protest
Norwegian Police trying to control the emotions of the Tamil demonstrators who blocked a tram track near the Parliament building


Oslo protest
T. Raju talking to media
"Already the IC’s ruling circles have set a wrong, anti-human and anti-democratic precedence by perpetrating war against liberation in the Island," said the diaspora activist who joined the Tamils who protested in front of the Norwegian Parliament.

"They cannot end the war even if they sweep through Vanni, unless the liberation aspirations of the people are met with."

The demonstrators who spontaneously gathered in front of the Parliament, later moved to the nearby tram track in the road blocking traffic and provocating the Norwegian Police to stand ready with tear gas guns.

"Colombo and the election-minded Indian partners who are pressing it with an agenda of war have not learnt anything in this respect from the bitter lessons of their preceptor, the US, in Iraq and in Afghanistan," Mr. Raju said.

"If globally assisted wars have to be continued for individuals, it will only justify a dangerous ideology that individual assassinations are means of politics," he added.

Meanwhile, the international media, which is carrying Colombo’s stories, is "conspiratorial in its sabotage of news" on the massacre of Tamil civilians in the safety zone and the inhuman treatment meted out to them by the SLA, when they flee, Raju further said.

Oslo protest
Demonstrators in front of the Parliament
Oslo protest


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External Links:
NRK: Flere hundre demonstrerte i Oslo
VG: Politiet truet tamilske demonstranter med tåregass

 

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