‘Sri Lanka (SL) war crimes resolution – Time for India to take a stand’
‘Sri Lanka (SL) war crimes resolution – Time for India to take a stand’
That this issue was and is hotly debated is tragic. Despite feelings running high those who passionately argue that India should not vote for the SL accountability resolution are the least bothered when fellow human beings (Tamils or others) are slaughtered in cold blood in tens of thousands? In contrast the wide passions aroused India wide over the Delhi bus rape of a 23 year old medical student shook the very foundations of the Sonia regime. The tragic SL genocide moved the hearts of the international community, yet there are the heartless and prejudiced in our midst unmoved when the Tamils as a minority perish under the cruel SL genocide. The hapless Tamils are resigned to view the six plus decades of the minority Tamil’s sufferings to the law of karma. The only ray of hope the Tamils see in the distant horizon is God also creating kind human beings in the international community (IC) who are acting as dedicated saviours of the suffering Tamils. The Tamils now have the international community, their brethren across the Palk Straits and the enlightened around the world supporting them in many many ways. The movers behind the Channel 4, human rights activists around the world and the UNHRC officials are remarkable saviours of the oppressed Tamils. God bless them!
Had it not been for the human rights activists including the Channel 4 the Tamils in SL would have perished as a community in SL.? There are also those heatless in this world who works tirelessly to prevent the UNHRC from discharging its mandated mission of saving the victims from the atrocities of the genociders. They are aided by the Sonia’s sectarian South Blockers who are the Liam Fox types acting as Rajapakses’ contract apologists. For one Liam Fox that Rajapakse contracts in the UK there are dozens or more of the Liam likes amongst the South Block sectarians in India. Amongst the Liam types those who appeared in the NDTV show of March 7 are two failed ex- IPKF panellists and Mani Shankar Iyer. Other prominent in Liam Fox roles include Subramania Swamy.
Sonia and her deeply anti-Tamil prejudiced loyalists in the South Block Delhi bureaucracy wreaked havoc politically who according to reports in the public domain served as ‘in the loop’ partners are committing the cruellest SL crimes notably the Mullivaykkal and other massacres of the Tamils. To the surprise of many the anti-Tamil South Block agents of Rajapakse still canvass the SL case. The ‘in the loop’ threat of the Rajapakses haunts Delhi and the South Block bureaucrats; the policies of Indian MEA’s Indo-SL policies are the consequence. This explains the pitiable position that Kurshid was in when he pleaded for SL in the Lok Sabha recently. Kurshid is new to MEA a bastion of South Block influence and apparently was reciting from pieces scripted for him by the South Block. S M Krishna his predecessor profited for acting out his role on behalf of the genociders successfully. Kurshid also used the South Block MEA buzz words/phrases amongst others like ‘India cannot act a ‘big brother’, ‘the China factor/threat’, not interfere in the neighbour’s internal affairs etc.
In fact the strong perception in SL circles is that the SL forces armed and trained by the Indian military establishment is now capable of stalling any Indian intervention and if necessary has a China on the ready to counter India. This is the creation of Delhi’s bosom friend (SL). The cockiness that SL shows towards India today has more reasons. SL’s perception is that SL forces defeated the LTTE that the IPKF could not. Colombo’s ties with China are good enough for Delhi not to dare any form of intervention in SL affairs.
Parthasarthy Ex-IPKF ridicules the use the fear of the China factor for Delhi’s reluctance to vote against SL. In the NDTV debate on March 7 he trivialises the China factor claiming that many others also play this (phoney) China card. But fear on China betrays him when during the debate he bewails the Delhi predicament to the policy blunders of post-IPKF Delhi. Delhi lost the Galle port project to China that SL also offered to India first. ‘So don’t blame SL’- Parthasarathy. In Delhi’s judgement then the Galle project was an unattractive investment to label a ‘white elephant’. However in effect Parthasarathy weeps over the loss of the Galle project to China to earn an entry route into SL. This flawed logic only few will buy. Yet Parthasarathy’s insights led to the failure of the IPKF mission. However Parthasarathy’s flawed argument on the Galle project route for the China’s entry in SL do affect Delhi’ policy calculations on whether India votes for or against the forthcoming US-UNHRC resolution. In fact the Indian reading public is bound to judge how hollow is Parthasarathy’s logic and why the IPKF mission led by the likes of Parthasarathy on which India invested in heavily went awry.
Parthasarathy and others in IPKF mis-managed the IPKF, a peace keeping mission to end up in fighting and a dismally failed peace mission. The ex IPKF team in the panel as expected blamed the LTTE for turning their guns at the IPKF strangely for no valid reason. The hurt IPKF and ex-IPKF panel members obviously feeling the humiliation of their failed mission took a hostile stance during the panel discussion to urge Delhi not to vote for the US resolution. The anti-Tamil prejudice of these panel members shows up on every key issue discussed.
The IPKF failed miserably due to the blunders of the likes of G Parthasarathy, (Col Hariharan blamed Rajiv’s naivety for the failure of IPKF mission) and Col Anil Kaul who were in the NDTV panel that day. While the debate was about a resolution to establish SL’s accountability to discourage more human rights crimes being committed these ex- IPKF stalwarts and Manishankar Iyer hijacked the debate to condemn the LTTE for committing crimes against their own people totally irrelevant for the resolution issue. However the panellists were mute on SL’s horrendous crimes especially the Mullivaykal massacres, the Balachandran murder and a host of crimes that angered not merely the TN Tamils but the entire civil humanity. The focus of the panel members was on a historically failed IPKF peace keeping ‘reconciliation’; the reconciliation. IPKF’s peace keeping record was also not clean. Unless the UNHRC resolution reigns in the murderous war crimes instincts of the Rajapakses in the context of the accountability route allowing the watering down of the US resolution to be more neighbour friendly with SL only serves to encourage/support SL continuing it genocide of the Tamils; a big letdown for the victims, the Tamils..
Yet here Parthasarathy suggests that the focus of the UNHRC resolution should not be fault finding, the SL massacres and human rights abuses do not matter. The mandate of the UNHRC is to promote human rights and manage/ control the abusers of human rights especially genocide, the cruellest form of human right abuse for the hood of humanity.
Here Parthasarathy argues that the Rajapakses and their bosom South Block supporters the murderers observe the noble Gandhian ‘panchasila’and support a watered down resolution. In support the Ex-IPKF panel members openly accuse India and question India’s moral right to sit in judgement over SL’s human right abuses when in their own backyard they committed human right abuses aplenty that needs to be cleaned first before voting for the US resolution. Brave words to please Indians. Though very candid how patriotic are these ex-IPKF stalwarts who were entrusted positions in the IPKF that called loyalty to India.
The South Block dominated MEA is fearful of the Rajapakses raising India’s human rights record that Delhi expects to avoid by cultivating SL friendship. Though the distinguished Anil has a point overall he seems to belong to the Liam Fox pedigree. The failed ex-IPKF stalwarts also used the stale ‘big brother’, SL as a ‘sovereign nation’ interference in ‘internal affairs’ arguments sacred in normal international relations, not when nation accused of human rights abuses and genocide crimes are involved. Those who are good members of the UNHRC are obligated to observe the UNHRC’s human rights objectives by voting for resolutions that promote human rights and discourage human rights abuses.
Anil Kaul also brought up a sore issue when he interrupted the panel discussion to crudely querying TN’s motives when the affected by the resolution are not Indian Tamils but only SL Tamils, absolving Delhi from any moral obligation to vote for the resolution. How civil, cultured, or learned are these sectarian South Block (MEA) apologists (we should not forget their Liam Fox mercenary pedigree) to serve as distinguished panel members in a highly reputed media organisation that parleys the noble core values of a dharmic country. The team quotes Muralitharan as a model of Sinhala/Tamil living in harmony. Muralitharan is a well-known cricket player but to generalise his experience that Tamils inn general will enjoy the benefits of Sinhala/Tamil amity is farfetched, shallow and misleading. Those viewers who had viewed the Channel 4 documentaries on the under atrocities the Sinhalese committed on the Tamils and how even a 12 year Balachandran is not chaired will form those qualified to serve in panel discussions, not those with army backgrounds and poor intellectual calibre. Yet the quality of IPKFers who held high office in the IPKF are sure to produce the IPKF failure and for India to develop a phorbic psychosis against interference in other countries. Anil Kaul’s anti-Tamil prejudice is traced to his nightmarish experience during his IPKF years. His anti-Tamil prejudice is so deep seated in him that he repeatedly points out that the issue for debate is not a TN issue but an issue for the Centre.
The sectarian South Block that dominates Delhi policy making to continue to support a resolution amended to allow SL to successfully conclude the SL genocide to erase traces of Tamils living in SL must have graver reasons. There is enough information in the public domain on the real reasons for Sonia’s South Block MEA acting betraying the strong TN feelings on the resolution issue. TN’s natural instinct is to suspect the Delhi MEA that voted to congratulate SL in the May 2009 UNHRC sessions for defeating the LTTE immediately after the information on the scale of massacres in the public domain and repeated its betrayal of the TN Tamils amending UNHRC resolution to weakening it that international intervention is SL has to be with the consent of SL. This mutilated the resolution under those wordings eliminated all compulsions to implement the provisions of the resolution. The real authors of this amendment were the South Block dominated MEA. TN suspects Delhi MEA’s obsession with the wording of the resolutions follows its record of deceitful amendments of the South Block MEA to ensure the Rajapakses do not use the ‘in the loop’ threat to implicate Delhi. The result is SL is state allowed time and space for SL to continue its genocide to dilute the demographic strength of the Tamil homelands. The Delhi amendments favour SL to obstruct UNHRC using provisions that nullify the accountability road to discourage SL continuing with more human rights abuses/ genocide. TN leaders are hotly challenging Delhi on the UNHRC resolution to prevent Delhi again resorting to trading off Tamil sentiments (short of expelling TN from the Indian Union) for Delhi’s friendship with the Rajapakses. If the Rajapakses demand it the Sonia South Block that operates as a state within a state would be most pleased to expel the TN from the Indian Union a nuisance for the Rajapakses and the Sonias South Blockers.
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