India should stop war, instruct Colombo to talk to Tigers - BJP Tamil Nadu

[TamilNet, Saturday, 17 January 2009, 12:37 GMT]
A senior leader of BJP, a major national political party of India, visited Friday Thol. Thirumavalavan, the VCK President who is on a fast-unto-death demanding the Central government of India to stop the war being waged by Colombo against Eezham Tamils. The BJP politician, Vaithiyalingam, a member of the party's national general council, declared that India, which is a powerful country in the region, cannot sit back and watch without doing anything to stop the genocidal war in Sri Lanka and added India should be specific in demanding ceasefire between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamileelam.

Thirumavalavan on fast-unto-death at Ma'raimalai Nakar, an outskirt of Chennai city


Another BJP politician Kasi Muthu Manickam also addressed the gathering.

Thirumavalavan's fast
Several thousand people have gathered at the venue of the fast. The VCK has chosen a private venue in the outskirts of Chennai city.
Thirumavalavan's fast
Several prominent artists, including prominent Director Bharathiraja, have expressed support to Thirumvalavan.
A neo-Buddihst monk from the Dalit community addressed the gathering. He condemned Sri Lanka and said it was a shame to call Sri Lanka a Buddhist country. Religious representatives from the local Muslim Jamaat also visited Thirumavalavan and donated money to the campaign.

Thirumavalavan's fast has entered 3rd day and his doctors were concerned of blood pressure and sugar levels, sources in Chennai said Saturday.

The fasting VCK leader thanked the BJP politicians for visiting him and expressing solidarity to his campaign said that the BJP politicians' solidarity, despite the ideological difference between Hindutva BJP and the secular and Dalit VCK, showed the genuineness of the cause he was representing.

The BJP in Tamil Nadu has recently staged protests in support of Eezham Tamils.

The BJP, in alliance with several other parties, was in power from 1998 to 2004 with Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Prime Minister. The February 2002 Ceasefire Agreement was mooted, shadow-managed and supervised by Vajpayee's Advisor Brajesh Mishra, reports revealed in Indian media last year.

The CFA signed in February 2002 was unilaterally withdrawn by the Sri Lanka government in January 2008.


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