THE HINDU has written about the need for the President not to be seen as favouring any particular party in his actions.
The newspaper,at this point and probably earlier,is seen to be siding the sri lankan govt in its war with the LTTE.
Our country got itself involved in the sri lankan dispute and the fallout was the loss of a dynamic and a young leader,an ex prime minister.
7500 LTTE cadre have lost their lives in this year alone,
Do the people who claim to be against the LTTE wish for the wiping out of all the remaining cadres.
Would they prefer a quicker and decisive victory for the sri lankan govt?
They might as well come out with banners stating KILL THEM ALL.
The LTTE is nowhere near to being a terrorist organisation but some personalities in Tamilnadu and elsewhere ,only have this label to cling to in their analysis of the scenario in Sri Lanka.
The USA and Japan were at war which resulted in deaths of people in the hundreds of thousands.
Are they not having a peaceful relationship today?
The Indian govt was at war with the entity of Tamil Eelam,the mismatch between the protagonists resulted in the LTTE resorting to an assasination of a towering leader of India which probably fulfilled their objective of getting India to stay away from the dispute in the island.
Various Indian dynasties were at war in the medieval era upto the 1800s,
Are we not all coexisting today?
The LTTE remains steadfast in its demand for Tamil Eelam whereas other groups have not been able to sustain their energies towards that goal.
This cannot be used to justify an argument that the LTTE does not represent the Tamil people.
The gun culture which was forced upon the Tamils results in intra disputes being disposed of by the gun.
It is the result of an abnormal situation which has prevailed in the island from the sixties.
Any sensible person will not try to portray the LTTE as a terrorist organisation.