Tamil Naduâ€™s Angst Over Sinhalese: The â€˜Whyâ€™ Factor - Analysis Eurasia Review Tamil Nadu is becoming a political hot spot for notorious reasons. While making any policy decision on Sri Lanka, New Delhi seems to underestimate the popular sentiments of Tamil Nadu and overlooks its undercurrents. The mainstream media too presents it as a periphery issue. For example, when fishermen are attacked in the Gulf of Kutch or elsewhere by the Pakistani Navy, the media reports it as â€˜Indian fishermen attackedâ€™, but if the same incident happens in the Palk Strait with the Sri Lankan Navy, they are referred to to as Tamil Ndau fishermen. Are they not also Indians? If the current political trend in Tamil Nadu over the Sri Lankan issue, in which anti-governmental sentiments are overwhelming, is not addressed with greater sensitivity and an inclusive approach, it will slowly succumb to ultra Tamil national forces that are awaiting an opportunity to revive the separatist movement. I personally take offence to the phrase "separatist movement"