The outgoing government of the New Delhi Establishment hurriedly coming out with a series of manoeuvrings just before its exit, particularly targeting the affairs of Eezham Tamils, needs a thorough investigation, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics in the island. They were citing the New Delhi government on Wednesday extending the ban on the LTTE and that too for an unusual term of five years; the fishermen talk held on Monday with the ‘supervision’ of the officials of New Delhi and Colombo, directed in such a way to bring in rift between Tamils on either side of the Palk Bay; and New Delhi’s reported compliance in the first week of May with Gotabhaya’s ban list of diaspora Tamil organizations and individuals.
The panic and priority behind the series of acts at this stage only show the magnitude of guilt and paranoia of the outgoing New Delhi government on the affairs of Eezham Tamils, political observers in Chennai commented.
If the acts have been planned by an extra-parliamentary junta in New Delhi, so that the course set by it should continue and should be binding whatever new government comes to power, such juntas and their policies are going stay unless they are brought to investigation and justice inside India itself, said Tamil activists for alternative politics in the island.
Investigation on the New Delhi governments of the last two terms of ten years, and especially their top officials involved in the affairs of Eezham Tamils, before the officials ‘lose their memory’, would not only help to change the course of affairs but also would make anyone in future to shun complicity in genocide. Working for such an investigation is of utmost priority for Tamil Nadu, the activists further said.