The Tamil Nadu fishermen issue – Delhi and Colombo melodramatic charade
Time will unravel Narayanan’s (covert!) role in the TN fishermen trauma. His covert plan delivered the tragic massacres of the Tamil resistance (LTTE); grooming instead a militaristic Sri Lanka (SL) to serve as the regional policeman to curb destabilizing forces in the Indian sub-continent. Reputed analysts Bhadrakumar (along with Nateri Adigal/Anil Athale) viewed the Narayanan plan as inviting the China threat to India’s soft underbelly, throwing away of the LTTE leverage cheaply and inviting a more invidious threat to TN from a militarized Sinhalese regime using bases/armed camps dotting every inch in the north facing the entire TN coastline. Diehard Sinhalese earn credo for laying the foundation to deter future threats from TN and redeeming the historical injustice of past Tamil aggression on SL before sending the Tamils back to TN from where they came from. Narayanan’s is thus the grand Colombo-Delhi anti-Tamil plan to subjugate the Tamils for all times.
SL exploits Bhaadrakumar’s loss of the LTTE leverage launching regular naval forays harassing the TN fishermen. The humiliating belligerence of the SL navy increased sharply after the Tamil resistance/LTTE lost Pooneryn in November 2008. Pooneryn overlooked the vast sea area that under the LTTE (1993 to 2008) control provided TN fishermen protection against marauding SL navy. The Indian navy abdicated its role in favour of the SL navy under the Narayanan plan. ‘India’s fore-taste of Sri Lanka style warlike action on its TN fishermen’ in Sulekha.com compares how Israel reacted in 2006 over a couple of their privates taken captives and Delhi’s passivity when SL captured over 1000 TN fishermen and 250 fishing boats in a well planned 2008 operation. None in Delhi were held accountable for massively failing to protect Indian citizens and assets. A repeat of this was the Bombay 9/11.
The Sinhalese, past masters in exploiting divisiveness rejoice success in using Delhi to muzzle restive Tamilians into toeing the Narayanan plan. Hence the Indian PM’s snub deputing Narayanan an avowed anti-Tamil to respond to the representations of 39 TN MP (TN ministers included) on the fishermen issue. Delhi’s response is its customary substance less charade. Narayanan’s track record; his every Colombo visit produced an outcome that was just the opposite of its announced purpose. Narayanan’s visits officially meant to urge SL to a ceasefire became a planning session to physically eliminate the LTTE with RAW over flights providing intelligence for pin point massacre of 20 000 civilians along with white flag carrying LTTE leadership contingent. Not a whimper in Delhi over massacre. SL navy’s aggressive stance is the result of Delhi’s/RAW contributing to destroying the LTTE naval wing and providing SL superior naval craft; hence SL’s aggressiveness. The irony; these very crafts are in use against TN fishermen, Indians from TN supposedly a constituent state of the Indian Union! Are TN Tamilians second class citizens not deserving of the protection of the Indian armed (navy) forces? Are the loyalties of Tamilians to the Indian Union still suspect for Narayanan to fall back on the Sinhalese in case..? China think tank’s ‘balkanization of India’ prediction gains credence.