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Rajapaksa blackmails as guilt haunts India: CPI Secretary D. Raja

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 09 August 2011, 05:51 GMT]
“They [Rajapaksa regime] think they are too intelligent to use the geopolitical equations in South Asia, they think they can manipulate to win the support of China, Pakistan or other countries including Russia, so that India can be pressurised. But India also feels down the line guilty, because India gave all the support for the war against Tamils to Rajapaksa govt. So, if you go by that, then India was also collaborative in the war. So that guiltiness haunts India. So India succumbs to a blackmail or pressure exerted by Rajapaksa govt. So this is what the international community should understand,” said D. Raja of the Communist Party of India, congratulating Headlines Today bringing out the truth about the war to the peoples of India. While the programme focussing on genocidal perspectives of the war is aired Tuesday, Rajapaksa is on his second visit to China within a year.

On the eve of Rajapaksa’s visit, a strategic analyst associated with the foreign ministry of China told The Hindu that China always advocated that others, particularly the Western countries, should not interfere in the internal affairs of countries like Sri Lanka.

China heavily interfered in the civil war against the nation of Eezham Tamils, and is interfering by helping post-war military built-up of Colombo in the occupied country of Eezham Tamils, ultimately aiming to destabilise India in its southern flank, political observers in Chennai said.

Speaking to Chinese agency Xinhua on Monday, Rajapaksa said that he appreciated very much “the understanding shown by China on the pressures of the post-conflict period, and the support extended to heal the wounds of war."

China never came out with anything political or humanitarian to ‘heal the wounds’, but contributes in every respect to Colombo’s militarisation and structural genocide of the country of Eezham Tamils. However hard India may try it cannot compete with China by taking the same line, as believed by some diplomats, think tanks and sections of media in India, because as far as China is concerned the genocide and extermination of Eezham Tamils as a nation in the island are actually aimed at destabilising India’s south, political observers in Chennai said.

The Krishna Menon legacy of India’s foreign policy that failed India in the Indo-China war of 1962, once again failed India in the Eezham war, they said.

Sections of politics in India and media that look upon China’s imperialism and state capitalism as models hoped Rajapaksa would serve the bridge for them to score an India-China formula in the island. For that, to the extent of even supporting genocide, they trod on the righteous question of the independence of Eezham Tamils, against which they were already biased due to various other reasons. But now, any face-saving formula of federal solution will not work for Eezham Tamils embedded deep in structural genocide of state in the island. It will be a day-to-day torture. It is high time Tamil Nadu should unambiguously demand the world to concede independence to Eezham Tamils. Only a people’s uprising in India over the issue will make even China to look at it, at least for its own self-interests in the region, political observers in Chennai further said.

Headlines Today
The New Delhi-based news channel, Headlines Today in its programme on Tuesday highlights the dimension of genocide in the war against Eezham Tamils. The programme is titled ‘I Witnessed Genocide’, Inside Lanka’s Killing Fields.

The Headlines Today programme gains significance, since neither the UN panel report nor the governments in the West that abetted the war have acknowledged Sri Lanka’s decades-long intention of genocide behind the war. Only the Dublin Tribunal touched the issue. The Government of India is yet to acknowledge even the ‘war crimes’.

“I must really congratulate Headlines Today. It is the only channel in India which tried to tell the truth to the people of our country,” D. Raja said on Monday.

On the interview of Gotabhaya Rajapaksa to Headlines Today, D Raja said that it shows their arrogance and how desperate they are to hide their guilt, because if there is a fair and open trial on the war crimes they will be the first to be pinned down and brought to justice.

“It shows the arrogance of the Sri Lankan leadership particularly Rajapaksa and his government, because Rajapaksa’s government is also a kind of dynastic regime,” Mr Raja said.

“It is true that the resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly reflects the strong feeling of the people of Tamil Nadu […] Ms Jayalalitha being the CM, she understood this. The Central Government cannot ignore the resolution passed by the State assembly,” Raja further said.

The CPI national Secretary and Rajya Sabha parliamentarian said that his party has given notice and all issues related to Tamils in the island are scheduled for discussion in the Indian parliament on Thursday.

Gotabhaya Rajapaksa [Left] interviewed by Rajesh Sundaram of Headlines Today
Gotabhaya Rajapaksa [Left] interviewed by Rajesh Sundaram of Headlines Today


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