Sunday, August 5, 2012

India won series against Sri Lanka; and India trains Sri Lankan air force officers.

Indian team just finished its one-day international series in Sri Lanka. I suppose it should have been an interesting series. The Indian team should have done well. 4-1 is almost a white wash. Kohli apparently performed brilliantly - raised to Rank 2 in the international ICC cricket players' ratings. Congratulations to Indian team for the brilliant performance.

I just stopped following Indian Cricket. I also boycott any and every product endorsed by Indian cricket players. I boycott anything that has to do with BCCI. My belief on the Indian government is getting shattered every second. It is almost like it will not do a single right thing by the Tamils.

The latest of the insensitivities has to do with - India playing in Sri Lanka while Tamils of the island have still not been rehabilitated. In fact there are criticisms that the Lankan government has not taken enough steps to rehabilitate the affected and there are evidences pointed in the UNHRC report against the Sri Lankan army that they committed war crimes of huge magnitude. Please refer to the report and the numbers pointed out by the UN.

The real icing on the cake, in the stream of insensitivities of the Indian government is when the Sri Lankan air force officers are invited / accepted to be trained in Tamil soil in India. Who are the Sri Lankan forces going to fight if they have to? Either the next rising of the Tamils or Tamil fishermen from India. The next rising for Tamil Eelam is inevitable until there are constitutional changes in Sri Lanka, which neither Sri Lanka is taking steps to put undertake nor the Indian government or any others are insisting on the Sri Lankan government to.

How much of injustice can someone tolerate! Why did India let the Lankan army massacre so many people? Why are we playing in Sri Lanka? Why did we not bring the resolution against Sri Lanka rather than the US? Why are we training the Sri Lankan air force in India without completely investigating what happened in there?

The Tamils in India and around the world, in one way or the other, do associate themselves with the Eelam Tamils - mostly through language and way of life. Even if the Indian government does not care about the human rights violation of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, are the feelings of Tamils from Tamil Nadu so trivial that the Indian government will go on with these insensitivies?

I cannot get myself to think that the Indian government is not aware of what is going on. So, why is the Indian government doing all this? We will get to that soon.

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