Monday, November 4, 2013

The success of governance in India

What do you do when there are reports of Genocide, and when the victims have links to your own citizens.

If you are right-thinking, you would ensure that the truth comes out.

If you have constraining factors, such as the country turning into an unfriendly state, what you need to do is to create alliances.

If the country has support from all and sundry, it requires a very nuanced and intelligent approach.

if you cannot mobilise even one country to support you, then you are already a loner.

And it would be better to wage a war for the cause of justice.

If you do not do anything, and wait for pressure to build up from the ground, it can possibly mean that we are a real democracy, where people need to act always and stay connected always.

This approach requires sitting without making any decision, while collecting extensive data, and visualising every scenario.

In the context of the war, when it was going on, the government would have responded to requests for weapons by the sinhalese.

it is a debatable question whether the Eelam army could have approached the Indian government with a reconcialatory approach. It seems that the Eelam army missed a chance to gain a new equation with the Indian government.

In the present situation, the Indian government has continued to provide training to the Sinhalese armed forces. At the same time, the government has not overreacted to reports of violence against the central government and sinhalese tourists.

However, if it were the DMK that was in power, the same government would have used these acts of violence to dismiss the state government.

The central government could have also possibly had a role in triggering the protests by the student community, as a means to build pressure against the sri lankan government. This situation would have arisen if the sinhalese had been acting arrogant and inflexible. This would have in turn caused the sri lankan government to exert pressure on Wigneswaran to appeal to India to attend the Commonwealth conference.

The reality is that the sinhalese have proved to the world, that they failed in peace, failed in war by committing war crimes, and have now failed again in peace.

The conclusion is that Sri Lanka, as it is now, is a closed chapter.

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