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New Delhi poses new challenge to Tamils

[TamilNet, Friday, 11 October 2013, 18:57 GMT]
NPC Chief Minister Mr C.V. Wigneswaran has to be profusely thanked and appreciated by Tamils for his honesty in conceding that he is not a natural leader of Eezham Tamils representing their aspirations, but a planted one by New Delhi to implement the 13th Amendment. Wigneswaran’s revelation and his efforts to muffle voices in Tamil Nadu and in the diaspora have to be understood in the background of what M.K. Narayanan had told the TNA in May 2009 that, “we know better what is good for Tamils.” New Delhi simulating a leadership for the political surrender of the Tamil cause poses new challenge to Tamils all over the world, writes an activist for alternative politics in Jaffna.

Talking to Indian media in Jaffna on Tuesday, Wigneswaran said: "Not that India brought me in but India, in an indirect way, was instrumental in allowing the provincial council elections to take place after 25 years."

He also added: “I am here because India almost had a hand in the elections being held when the (Sri Lankan) government as saying we are not going to have it or we are going to crap the 13th amendment and so on."

Tamils can do well with the implementation of the 13th Amendment and the LLRC recommendations, is the position of New Delhi and Washington that were in complicity with Colombo in the genocidal war.

Both the models are just confirmation of structural genocide and annihilation of the nation of Eezham Tamils and their territoriality in the island, when vested in the hands of the historically proven genocidial State in Colombo, is the assessment of Eezham Tamils, whose experience on this matter predates the formation of the New Delhi Establishment and the emergence of Washington as a super power.

Preparing for his entry into politics designed by the powers, Wigneswaran made his maiden speech of the current series at Vaddukkoaddai YMHA on the Pongkal Day, on 14 January this year.

In his speech, comparing the law and order situation between the LTTE times and the SL occupation times, he hinted at the difference between people under their own rule and an occupation rule.

Interestingly, Wigneswaran has also said in that meeting that, “a careful scrutiny would show how some one among us was there operating and still operating, behind every wrong committed by outsiders.”

We should build unity and an internal mechanism so that our people don’t turn into pimps and servants of outsiders, Wigneswaran further said in that meeting in January this year. He was meaning the occupying forces as ‘outsiders’.

He also was talking in that meeting about ‘ego’ [he used the Saiva Siddhantha terminology Aa’navam in Tamil] and indirectly targeted his attack on the LTTE, saying that we should think of what had happened to our youth who had been so powerful just a while before, and added that “who ever dance to their ego [Aa’navam] had to reap the consequences.

How the intellectual prowess or ego of the former Justice is now used to pimp ‘outsiders’, how it is used to cowardly interpret and hijack a popular vote to surrender the cause and self-respect of a nation that had not been surrendered by the LTTE even at the point of life and death, and how the intellectual ego that looks upon the masters now overstep in an unwarranted way to the extent of ridiculing and silencing voices of the kith and kin in the diaspora and in Tamil Nadu, are well known through Mr Wigneswaran’s own words.

The attack on Tamil Nadu for supporting the cause of Eezham Tamils has first come in recent times from genocidal Sri Lanka’s former military commander Sarath Fonseksa, then from Gotabhaya and KP, and now it comes from the intellectual ego of Wigneswaran, while Indian intelligence operatives are known for their view of considering Tamil Nadu polity as an impediment to their designs.

Meanwhile, Mr. Wigneswaran’s Sampanthi (son’s father-in-law] Mr Vasudeva Nanayakara, denouncing ‘extremists’ among both the Sinhalese and Tamils, and accusing them for unknowingly contributing to each other, has been quoted by media this week with an extremist statement that if Tamils take up arms again the answer [of the Sinhala State] will be the same as what the LTTE had been served with.

Tamils in their civilization cannot stop without getting an international answer of justice for the crime committed on their nation.

The world has not so far given an answer to those who have committed the genocide, commit genocide, those who participate in such Establishments, those who don’t shun genocide for their geopolitical greed, those who have global responsibilities but back the culprits in the State Establishments, those who have the responsibility for the region of South Asia but have brought in the first ever large-scale genocide into the region and those who now try to deny everything, shield everything and try to impose a hoodwink as solution which is nothing but continuity and confirmation of the crime.

New Delhi is in the forefront in this exercise and thus poses a new challenge to Tamils all over the world.

Last time when the New Delhi hoodwink came up the LTTE was there to effectively meet the challenge.

Wigneswaran has now allowed himself to be used by those who try to pre-empt any effective challenge coming from Tamil Nadu and the diaspora.

The intellectual ego of some among Tamils, ignoring righteous sentiments and necessities of the masses, failing them is not new to Tamils.

Colombo-centric media has already started hinting at the prospects of trained elephants taming wild elephants in making Jaffna to have no qualms about becoming another Colombo and Trincomalee.

Naturally there is simmering anger on the Wigneswaran-Sampanthan-Sumanthiran trio among the Tamil public in the island, in Tamil Nadu and in the diaspora.

But, a well-known adage in Tamil says that one should not blame the arrow but the bowman.

Unless Tamils everywhere are not prepared to address the struggle directly at New Delhi and Washington, Wigneswaran & Co cannot be course-corrected. Tamils also should be careful in not allowing the sentiments of discontentment to get hijacked by unbefitting elements.

The CHOGM in Colombo and the Geneva sessions in March may be some opportunities. But people of Tamil Nadu will be getting a solid chance around next May to make it a condition that their support is for only those who could conduct an investigation within India itself against those who were responsible for the genocide committed and being committed on the nation of Eezham Tamils.



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