Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has advised President Mahinda Rajapaksa to look after the safety and welfare of the Tamils. The State Assembly of Tamil Nadu [the rough equivalent of one of our 8 White Elephants called Provincial Councils] has passed, unanimously, an imbecilic resolution calling for a `cease-fire’ between the armed forces of the sovereign state of Sri Lanka and a gang of criminals [LTTE] whom our armed forces are fighting to reclaim a part of our territory over which they have usurped control.Similarly, some `Television Artistes’ in Tamil Nadu – [i.e. those who make their living by pretending to be someone else] have decided to skip a few meals, thereby doing their health much good, and call such `diet’, a `hunger strike’ (!) to secure such cease-fire. The impertinent presumption of these professional `pretenders’ in acting on the unspoken premise that a temporary change by them in their dietary regime would tend to cause a sovereign state to cease its lawful endeavours to reclaim a part of its territory from a gang of criminal usurpers is truly mind-boggling.
Would any of the various actors in this farcical drama in India have acted as such if those citizens of India who are Tamils, had been not Tamils, but Sinhalese or Muslims ? The answer is obviously “No”.
Thus, all these `antics’ of various Indians are nothing but an opportunistic exercise based on nothing more `noble’ than a desire to curry favour with the 80 odd million Tamils of India in the run up to an election in that Country.
To even imagine that these antics were founded on any humanitarian concerns would be downright stupid – for none of them indulged in these or similar antics when those criminals [LTTE] murdered multitudes of Sinhalese and Muslim civilians willy nilly, even while at prayer and sleeping on their beds or mats, and even murdered over 600 Sinhalese and Muslim Police Officers in captivity while a purported `ceasefire’ was in force. Similarly, when these criminals, murdered hundreds of unarmed soldiers and sailors while going on and returning from leave by exploding claymore mines, during the `ceasefire’ these Indian posers looked the other way. Evidently, Sinhalese and Muslims are, to them, the `children of a lesser God’.
The total absence of concern for the basic human rights of Sinhalese and Muslim displayed by these Indian hypocrites apart, is there even an infinitesimal trace of genuine concern on their part, for the rights and welfare of the Tamils ?
The answer is a resounding “NO” – for, none of them expressed any concerns for the Tamils or indulged in such or any similar antics when the Indian Army of Occupation in Sri Lanka [IPKF] went on the rampage wilfully murdering multitudes of Tamil civilians including patients, doctors, nurses and attendants in the General Hospital, Jaffna; when the LTTE murdered and kept murdering Tamils in other terrorist groups such as TELO, EPRLF and PLOTE, and even some purported `democrats’ of the TULF; when the LTTE murdered Tamil civilians who did not lick their boots ; when the LTTE deprived Tamil mothers of their little children, and those children of parental love, care and attention, by kidnapping them for slave labour in their terrorist cadres and use as `cannon fodder’; when the LTTE extorted money and robbed food meant for Tamil civilians; and when the LTTE engaged in committing genocide of the Tamil race in Sri Lanka by using more and more Tamil women of child bearing age as cannon fodder thereby endangering the continued existence of the Tamil race in Sri Lanka. Frauds they were: frauds they are; and frauds they will be.
Thus, we can safely conclude that their current frantic antics are entirely insincere and designed purely to win the support of the massive Tamil population in India so as to retain or gain political power and/or influence together with the official and `unofficial’ rewards and privileges that go with them.
However absolutely malodorous this conduct of the Indians is, we cannot blind ourselves to the fact that had the roles been reversed, the President of Sri Lanka etc. would, in all probability, have acted in the same manner as these Indians – for such is the way of the politician.
However, the roles have not been, and will probably never be reversed. Thus it is that Mahinda Rajapaksa has the utterly unenviable and equally necessary but demeaning task of `appeasing’ the Indian hypocrites . For who is the small man who can ignore the pressures imposed by the big bully ?
However, this should not preclude `civil society’ from exposing the despicable hypocrisy of India.
What of Sri Lankan society in this scenario ? There are, most regrettably, in all walks of life, including the fourth estate, who, with undisguised or barely concealed glee, welcome all foreign interference critical of our government, including the antics of the hypocritical Indians. This ugly phenomenon is, however useful for the limited purpose of identifying and thereafter ostracizing/boycotting them.