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Tamils may have lost the battle but will win the war: Delhi convention on UN report

[TamilNet, Thursday, 12 May 2011, 00:39 GMT]
While the Sri Lankan media view that the UN panel report has provided the Indian establishment with new bargaining power and facilitates the ‘shopping list’ of the officials from the Indian establishment visiting Sri Lanka soon to go beyond KKS harbour in Jaffna and Champoor power station in Trincomalee, a convention organized in New Delhi by the Delhi Tamil Students Union Thursday, resolved that action should come out of the report at the international level, genocide in the island should be recognized, Indian government should come out with a white paper of its own dealings and all democratic forces in India should raise concern over the happenings in the island. The participation of the convention by progressive forces of India generates hopes that the situation will not be hijacked, commented Eezham Tamil political circles.

“Tamils may have lost the battle, but they will definitely win the war”, said Prof Jagmohan Singh, former editor-in-chief of World Sikh News.

DTSU orgnised convention on UN Expert Panel Report
[L-R] Prof. Jagmohan Singh, Justice Rajindar Sachar, Prof Ramu Manivannan and Writer Satya Sivaraman

Several speakers recognised what has taken place in the island of Sri Lanka against Tamils is a genocide.

Meanwhile, civil society institutions comprising prominent grassroot political activists, educationalists, writers, social workers, media persons and mainstream media artists also have come out with a similar demand from Tamil Nadu.

The Tamil Nadu civil society persons in their statement, citing Sri Lanka media reports, accuse that the Indian establishment has currently formed an outfit to help Sri Lanka to escape from the war crimes indictment.

Political observers are of the opinion that the Indian Establishment in complicity with the genocidal state in Sri Lanka will try to diffuse the situation by harping on partial implementation of the failed 13th Amendment of Sri Lanka’s unitary constitution enacted nearly a quarter century ago.

The Indian establishment’s hoodwink to come has the support of the designs of the West that has half-baked understanding of the intentions of the genocidal state in the island or has sinister ideas of exploiting the outcome, political observers said.

Mahinda Rajapaksa shows better understanding and genuineness in rejecting the 13th Amendment, as he knows well that it will not satisfy the Tamils after all what the Sri Lankan state did to them and the possibility for him within the given system is only to pursue further genocide. He cannot be fully blamed for the predicament to which India and the West have put him in.

The civil society in South Asia, making the best use of the space provided by the UN panel report, may have to think beyond the panel report in materialising results that would be trend-setting to entire humanity, political observers further said, adding that the war crimes investigation demand without the call for liberation of Eezham Tamils will only facilitate the designs of the powers.

DTSU orgnised convention on UN Expert Panel Report

Key speakers at New Delhi convention were: Rajinder Sachar, former chief justice of High Court of New Delhi and a member of the Dublin war crimes Tribunal, Professor Jagmohan Singh, former editor-in-chief of World Sikh News, Ram Vilas Paswan, the president of the Lok Janshakti Party and a Rajya Sabha MP, Malem Ningthouja, chairman of Campaign for Peace and Democracy in Manipur (CPDM), Swapan Mukherjee, CPI(ML) Central Committee Member, D. Raja, national secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI), Professor Manivannan from the University of Madras, New Delhi based journalist and writer Satya Sivaraman and Prof. Nagari Babiah a human rights activist from Bengalore.

DTSU orgnised convention on UN Expert Panel Report


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