Is there a neo-ltte emerging?

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  1. Yusuf

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    ( March 20, 2013, Chennai, Sri Lanka Guardian) Is there a neo-LTTE emerging nearly four years after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was wiped out in May, 2009, by the Sri Lankan Security Forces? That is a question that needs the attention of the intelligence agencies in the wake of the growing support for the Sri Lankan Tamils’ political and human rights in the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora abroad and among large sections of the international community.


    India had reasons to be gratified with the total elimination of the LTTE, which had become a Frankenstein’s Monster, by the Sri Lankan security forces. Indian intelligence and security agencies had played an active, but low profile role in helping in the counter-LTTE operations of the Sri Lankan security forces through means such as exchange of intelligence, monitoring the movement of LTTE's commercial ships used for smuggling arms and ammunition, strengthening the anti-aircraft defence of the Sri Lankan forces, training etc.
    While one has to concede that the uprooting of the LTTE was largely due to the excellent counter-insurgency operations of the Sri Lankan Security Forces, the unadmitted contribution of India was not insignificant.
    While the Governments of India and Sri Lanka were on the same wave length before the elimination of the LTTE in May 2009, nagging differences cropped up post-May 2009, due to various reasons. Firstly, the Government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa sought to impose a dictated peace on the Sri Lankan Tamil population in total breach of the various promises regarding political accommodation with the Tamils which the Rajapaksa Govdernment and its predecessors had made over a period of years. India’s counter-insurgency help to Sri Lanka was in the expectation that the Sri Lankan Government would implement these commitments.

    " The situation calls for deft handling by the Ministries of External Affairs and Home acting together. It has the germinating seeds of new political violence. In the past, whenever the Sri Lankan Tamil issue assumed importance in our policy-making, the political leadership in New Delhi had the benefit of sound advice and inputs from the Congress in Tamil Nadu which had its feet and ears close to the ground in Tamil Nadu as well as the Eastern and Northern Provinces of Sri Lanka."

    Secondly, after the operations against the LTTE were over, evidence, at least some of it credible, started emerging regarding alleged disproportionate use of force by the Sri Lankan Security Forces not only against the LTTE, but also against the civilian Tamil population living in areas controlled by the LTTE. Instead of addressing these complaints and taking corrective action where required, the Rajapaksa Government started dragging its feet in the matter. Backed by countries like China and Pakistan, it became increasingly indifferent to nudgings not only from the US and the EU countries, but even India to attend to these complaints before they became a major international issue.

    Thirdly, one found that the admiration of the world for the successful counter-insurgency operations of the Sri Lankan Government gave way to pressures from various quarters for attending to these complaints.
    Fourthly, the successful counter-insurgency operations destroyed the LTTE’s support base in Sri Lankan territory, but not among the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora abroad. This diaspora had played a very important role in keeping the LTTE sustained through funds and clandestine supply of arms and ammunition. After lying low for a while after May 2009, the Sri Lankan Tamil political activists in the diaspora became active once again in giving fresh oxygen to the objective of an independent Tamil Eelam. The unaddressed complaints of serious violations of the human rights of the Sri Lankan Tamils were exploited by these elements to give a fresh lease of life to the movement with the help of Western human rights organisations which exercised pressure on their Governments to act against the Rajapaksa Government.

    Fifthly, a new generation of Tamil activists mushroomed in Tamil Nadu, who acted in tandem with the activists in the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, for reviving the Tamil Eelam objective. Growing number of members of GenNext in the Tamil Community in Tamil Nadu, which had become disillusioned with the opportunistic politics of the traditional Dravidian parties, found themselves attracted to the ranks of neo-Dravidian parties which sought to develop a political base in Tamil Nadu by taking up the cause of the Sri Lankan Tamils and by projecting Prabakaran once again as a Tamil icon.

    Sixthly, unnerved by the support of GenNext for the neo-Dravidian parties, the traditional Dravidian parties found themselves obliged to indulge in competitive political extremism by taking up the cause of the Sri Lankan Tamils once again.

    As a result of all these factors, the Government of India and the mainstream Indian political parties find themselves confronted with a welter of extremist forces, which have been exploiting legitimate complaints and demands regarding the human rights of the Tamils, for creating a volatile situation across the Tamil belt in India and Sri Lanka.

    The situation calls for deft handling by the Ministries of External Affairs and Home acting together. It has the germinating seeds of new political violence. In the past, whenever the Sri Lankan Tamil issue assumed importance in our policy-making, the political leadership in New Delhi had the benefit of sound advice and inputs from the Congress in Tamil Nadu which had its feet and ears close to the ground in Tamil Nadu as well as the Eastern and Northern Provinces of Sri Lanka.

    Today, the Congress is practically non-existent in Tamil Nadu.it has no leader of stature who attracts the GenNext. New Delhi’s handling of the post-May 2009 situation has been drifting from one faux pas to another, from one bungling to another. Only India can and should play the leadership role in dealing with the complex situation. Instead of dong so, the Manmohan Singh Government has surrendered all political initiative internationally to the US and the EU countries and locally to parties such as the DMK, motivated by political opportunism.

    If the Government of India does not play a more proactive role in this matter, a neo-LTTE is waiting to take over the ground situation.

    http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2013/03/is-there-neo-ltte-emerging.html?m=1
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    It would be very sad if North and East Srilanka erupts again...

    The earlier the Srilankan Sinhala understand that the better...
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Unless there is a settlement of the Tamil issue in SL where they are not taken as foreigners and instead as shareholders of the Sri Lankan future, these issues of separatism will fester.

    The SL Tamil issue is not only dangerous to Sri Lankan interests, but also is a destabilising factor in India too.

    China benefits.

    If the issue festers, SL will look more towards China for moral and financial support, while the same creates domestic issues within TN adding to the Union Govt's bowl of sorrows brimming!

    China will shed crocodile tears for the SL Govt and the Sinhalese people, but would secretly hope and maybe even work towards the issue not being settled!
     
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    Without Indian support when DMK allowed Indian coast to be used for LTTE's subversive activities, it would never have gained so much power. And India paid the price with the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. India should under no circumstance allow the resurgence of LTTE to happen. An eruption of the North and Eastern Sri Lanka would mean China and Pakistan will meddle in the affairs there and start using it to create headache for India in Tamil Nadu. Sri Lankan Tamils should realise their life became a hell since the emergence of this Eelam movement and will continue to be so.
     
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    Was MGR of DMK ? DMK or AIDMK, the issue is Tamil Sentiments.


    Emotional issue can not remain the bedrock of India' foreign policy.

    That can still be done by China and Pakistan as it was being done by them earlier to keep Sri Lankan govt on tender hooks. They will support both the parties.
     
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    Why are Indian members pandering to the lankan conspiracy theories of defaming the valid demands of the Tamils of devolution of powers by raising the boogeyman of LTTE again and again ?

    Remember one thing - if anything happens to India, it is we Tamils who will stand with you till the last, in blood or dirt, not the Sinhalas who have already made their bed with Chinese.

    Dont end up loosing both.
     
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    KS Bye bye DFI Veteran Member

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    Why not when Sonia Gandhi's family issues were the bedrock of Indian foreign policy ?

    BTW read the time line of noted analyst Sadanand Dhume on how there is an attempt at false dichotomy between national interest and tamil sentiment.

    https://twitter.com/dhume01/status/314034362570141696

    He has given a preceptive take on the whole issue. - https://twitter.com/dhume01

    Tamil Nadu and tamil "sentiment" are being made the scapegoat for Indian Govt's abysmal failure in Lankan foreign policy,
     
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    we all know national interest happens to be sonia's interest, and her interest has with eelam was result of her Vengance of the Widow mental state, who is a not even an Indian with nazi roots!!

    Regarding neo-ltte conspiracy , Indian tamils opposed rajiv's assasination, if not for it they wouldn't have termed as a terrorist organistaion, GOI trained and fuelled them earlier remeber,
    now people of TN are witnessing a genocide, thats why they are agitating it is burning TN, now any negative stand from GOI might soon fire into Tamil nadu freeland agitations,
    remember anti-hindi agitations,
    It is a national security matter which will turn TN into next kashmir, not in terms of arms conflict but diplomatic conflict
     
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    Idiots in New Delhi never learn.
     
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    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    @KS the problem with your statement we Tamils will help you Indians is...
     
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    usual paranoia based on baseless insecurity,

    just like all Indian Islamist's are terrorists,
    which seems to be the stand of majority of DFI'ans and majority of Indians
     
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    @trackwhack

    this is what i wrote in the comments in an article in Niticentral. Take what you will of that.

     
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    may be by favoring bifurcation India can set up a huge military base in a bifurcated srilanka, before Bitish there was separate Tamil state and sinhalese state, since TN is India there will no problem to set up a military base there. dismember srilankan army if they are punished for war crimes

    By interfering there India will have more strategic benefits than standing aside in regnards to china, check Bangladesh your enemies mindset still prevails and are actively anti-Indian, which defintely will not be the case with eelam
     
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    Every state will keep comin up with respect our sentiments or else.....
     
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    Next expect Bihari Babu to say give is special status or else.....
     
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    Mamata already tried that and failed... Cartoon Didi is now na ghar ka na ghaat ka.

     
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    If a neo-ltte emerges it has to be crushed with impunity at early stages itself. We don't need more terrorists on our hands than we already have.
     
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    well that doesn't undermine the fact GOI failed to improve a common civilian in Bihar and its shitty minded politicians,
    it might lead into maharashtra for marathis kind of thing and unfortunately current situation and by looking at the historical stand of TN government, there will be more pressure and new people will arise and carry on this separatist tendencies,

    India doesn't seem to have umblical cord race problems, the places where it has there is a large presence of military, and TN is not Bihar in terms of GDP/moral values/ and many other factors

    i think for a stable and future prosperous India they have to acknowldge this, else India might have to triple its armed forces not double as BJP said to maintain peace and order inside its own country:shocked:
     
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    This is not about politics. It is about people.

    You people still dont get it.

    The feeling we Tamils have for Tamils across the strait transcends political parties.

    So if Mamata was wronged, then common west bengali wont grow alienated...but this issue in Tamil Nadu is of an entirely different level. It is something much more deep. The idea of India risks a serious issue of loosing trust among the common Tamilian if it continues to shelter the fascist Rajapaksa who has time and again reneged on his own word he gave to India.

    And by alienation I dont mean armed struggle or even any political dissent...simply people will stop caring what happens in the rest of country and stop thnking that as their problem or taking ownership of that. After all the point is simple..if the rest of India cant understand and share our feelings, think our problem as theirs too.., why should we care about them ? I dont want things to go that way though there is a serious risk of it going that way,

    The protests and slogans are getting more emotional progressively in TN.
     
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    Request you to please do not "you people" me. You are an Indian, aren't you? So am I.

    Being an Indian you are threatening Indian citizens on this forum because of the plight of the Sri Lankan citizens?

     
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