Time to rein in on Tamil Secessionists

The United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Signed in 1966 and enacted in 1976) states in Article 1 that ‘all people have the right of self determination’. I am reminded of this particular article plainly because of the impotency showed by the Congress Party in its inability to stop the Eelam conference held in Tamil Nadu under the careful watch of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi from passing a resolution in favor of a separate Eelam for Tamils (Wording of the resolution was a bit different but metaphorically this is what it signified).

Sri lankan nationalists have come down heavily upon the Indian government and protested vociferously against this conference since they viewed it as a serious challenge to Sri lanka’s sovereignty and internal security. If there was an international prize for political mismanagement then there is little doubt that the Congress Party would have been the hands down winner not only because of its terrible tenure in office but also because of its simpleton nature as it has allowed India’s bilateral relations with its immediate neighbours to deteriorate to an irreconcilable level by allowing propagandists residing on Indian soil to call for a separate Tamil state in Sri Lanka and likewise in Balochistan without being mindful of the fact that it opens us up to a lot of questions about North East and Kashmir.     

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