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India’s ‘cricket’ with Sri Lanka contrasts its response to apartheid

[TamilNet, Monday, 14 April 2014 08:03 No Comment]

If international sports is part of statecraft or tradecraft of the Establishments, India playing cricket with genocidal Sri Lanka, after partnering the genocide, having ‘military to military’ relationship and backing the genocidal State in every international forum, is in sharp contrast to how Non-Aligned India of 1960s and 70s responded to Apartheid South Africa by refusing to play cricket with it, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics in the island. India losing the game is not merely ‘sports’. The very participation of India itself marks the moral lose of a country of one billion peoples and their media that have the legacy of fighting British imperialism, but now unable to check their own Establishment, the activists said.

The younger generation in every part of the world has to realise the importance of sending the message to the kind of ‘games’ played by States and corporates on humanity. More than serving people to people relationship, international sports are made to legitimise evil statecraft and tradecraft oppressing and engineering humanity, the Tamil activists for alternative politics in the island said.

If the 1936 Munich Olympics of Hitler and the appeasement policy of the then Britain Empire was one classic example, genocidal Sri Lanka and New Delhi make a contemporary example, the activists said.

The awakening of younger generation will not come through the so-called educational institutions and image-giving media run by these very forces, but humanity has to find out alternative ways for peoples’ sports with a mission and vision, the activists further said.

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