48017Re: Sri Lanka As A Test Case For A Show Of Modi Strength? " Not Only the Policy Makers, But Human Rights Loving People Must Not Ever Forget That Narender Modi Is A Killer, Murderer, & HR Violator Of the Muslims of Gujarat, Whose Administration Carried Out the Genocide of Muslims of Gujarat in 2002-2003"
- Jun 2, 2014Sri Lanka As A Test Case For A Show Of Modi Strength?" Not Only the Policy Makers, But Human Rights Loving People Must Not Ever Forget That Narender Modi Is A Killer, Murderer, & HR Violator Of the Muslims of Gujarat, Whose Administration Carried Out the Genocide of Muslims of Gujarat in 2002-2003" -Dr Awatar Singh Sekhon (Machaki)Interested in the preservations of the Human Rights, Genocides, Peace in the world, the citizens of the world must not forget the following:1. Sitting on the throne of the New Delhi administration (NDA) of the alleged Indian demo[n]cracy is the person who carried out the "Genocide of Muslims of Gujarat" in 2002-2003. In this genocides of Muslims of Gujarat, he alias this Prime Minister of the alleged Indian democracy is a Blackspot on the political institution of democracy and "Demo[n]cracy in the Brahmins-Hindus-Turbaned Brahmins' democracy alias demo[n]cracy.2. Besides, he has been responsible through as the Chief, Council of Ministers of the then Government of Gujarat that he has to his credit the dehumanization, humiliation, massive rapes of pregnant and non pregnant Muslim women. In the pregnant women, the 'Goons of the then Gujarat administration of Narender Modi' slashed their stomachs (tommies) first, removed the "foetises", did massive rapes of the women and left them to die. Who did all these anti-human acts, the answer to this problems is the then men of the Chief Minister (Narender Modi) in 2002-2003? How could the Human Rights Institutions, for the preservation of the H R, could overlook the crimes against the Humanity?3. Since the "Genocide of Muslims of Gujarat", the administration of the United States of America did not allow the Criminal Modi to visit the USA. This bold step of the administrations of the USA must always be appreciated by the HR-loving people of the world. It is hoped that the administration(s) of the United States of America would continue its very policy taken for the criminal Narender Modi, now the Chief, Council of Ministers, the NDA.
4. While Modi had been the Chief, Council of Ministers, of Gujarat, and the "Genocides Happening of the Muslims of Gujarat", the then Prime Minister of the NDA, belonging to Sangh family, gave his full blessings to Narender Modi and his administration.5. While the "Genocide of Muslims of Gujarat" had been going on, the then Information Minister of the NDA went to AIR (All India Radio) to 'conceal/hold on the news relating to Gujarat Muslims' genocide/do not relay, the Newscaster told her that this news item has been 'aired' about 15-min ago. The then Information Minister, now the Foreign Minister in the Narender Modi's cabinet, left the AIR disappointedly.6. When the law-enforcing personnel of Gujarat failed to take actions against the criminal and committing the crimes against humanity, the Honorable Mr Justice A Qadri, Gujarat State High Court, had been left with no option but to say that "Article A-14 of the Indian Constitution", which provides Safety to the Citizens, rendered ineffective.7. The then Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India, did not seem to take any action against the "Crimes being Committed to Humanity."8. The present Chief, Council of Ministers of the NDA, while the Chief Minister, State of Gujarat, Narender Modi, had tried his best before leaving Gujarat for New Delhi, to accept the role of the Chief, Council of Ministers of the NDA, to displace the Sikh Farming Community to go back to their "robbed" PUNJAB of 15th August, 1947.9. It must be noted that anyone could buy real estate in the "robbed" PUNJAB of 15th August, 1947; but the Sikhs of the "robbed" PUNJAB of 15th August, 1947, CANNOT buy and land and/or property outside the "robbed" PUNJAB of 1947.10. It seems that the "Definition of Democracy" to re-defined.11. This is the progressive, South Asia's largest developing country and world's largest democracy or demo[n]cracy; where all 'justice' system is highly politicized, since Indira Gandri had suspended the civil liberties or Introduced Emergency throughout (democratic) India in the late 1970s!*****From: "Nisar-ul-Haq" <nhaq@...>
Sent: Monday, June 2, 2014 2:29:08 AM
Subject: Sri Lanka As A Test Case For A Show Of Modi Strength?
The two articles must be thoroughly read by our policy makers. We should stand behind Rajapakasa. (my opinion)
The arrest of 33 Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka on Saturday hot on the heels of the release of all Indian fishermen (who were exactly 5 in number, as it transpires) by Colombo just a week earlier, ostensibly as a ‘friendly gesture’ toward the new government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, comes as an embarrassment to Delhi. The international media has been quick to link it with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Raja[aksa's 'Modi talks' in Delhi last Monday.
In sum, after releasing five Indian fishermen last Sunday as a gesture to Delhi and getting much kudos from gullible Indian analysts (and politicians), Colombo has now locked up this Sunday over six times that number -- 33 Indian fishermen. It's a macabre joke, vintage Rajapaksa.
That Rajapaksa was smarting after his meeting with Modi has been the talk of the town in Colombo. As a leading columnist wrote, Rajapaksa's "anticipated honeymoon with the new government has ended before it could even begin."
Rajapaksa came to Delhi in a celebratory mood, under the notion that he trumped the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. According to Sri Lankan columnists, Rajapaksa had been assiduously cultivating the senior BJP politicians like Subramaniam Swamy and was all but certain of getting a warm reception from Modi.
Probably, he wasn't wrong in such expectation. Modi did greet him warmly at their Hyderabad House meeting, but then, Modi also made it clear during their conversation behind closed doors that he pursued the same objectives with regard to the Sri Lankan Tamil problem that the Manmohan Singh government did. Modi underscored this in no unmistaken terms by calling on Rajapaksa to implement the 13th Amendment and "going beyond" in regard of devolution of powers to the provincial councils in the Tamil areas.
Rajapaksa was apparently taken by surprise. The official line after he returned to Colombo is that his meeting with PM Modi was "successful" and the government spokesmen have put a brave face on it, but no one buys the spin in Colombo.
Meanwhile, the Tamil National Alliance [TNA], Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party, has addressed Modi with a letter alleging that Colombo is pressing ahead with a policy of systematically colonizing the Tamil homelands and seeking his “continued role” to ensure “honorable peace based on justice and equality.”
The TNA leadership has also addressed a letter to Jayalaithaa expressing gratitude for her support. Jayalaithaa has since addressed Modi regarding the detention of the 33 fishermen (detained yesterday by Sri Lankan Navy), seeking a “strong and robust diplomatic response” by Delhi. She urged PM to initiate “appropriate and calibrated set of actions.”
On the other hand, the Colombo establishment commentators are, typically, giving the spin that in the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, they’d have a “source of strength” in the Modi government — insinuating that she is ’soft’ on Sri Lanka. She had visited Sri Lanka as the then opposition leader in 2012 and appears to have left a favorable impression in the Colombo circuit.
Rajapaksa’s capacity (and political stamina) to withstand Indian pressure should not be underestimated. The Sri Lankan economy has done brilliantly well and according to the IMF’s latest estimation, by registering a growth rate of 7.3% (inflation at 5%), the economic performance has “exceeded expectations.” Again, the bilateral trade is heavily in India’s favor and Delhi cannot easily ‘punish’ Colombo. India is Sri Lanka’s top source for imports (18%, followed by China at 16%) but it depends on the Indian market for only 5% of its exports.
Sri Lanka promises to be an early test case of the Modi government’s neighborhood policies. What compounds matters is that the state of Tamil Nadu beeps on the ruling party BJP’s radar as a hunting ground in the state assembly elections due in 2016.
The paradox is that both Modi and Rajapaksa are strong-willed leaders, who lead stable governments resting on popular mandates heavily laden with the ideology of ‘cultural nationalism’. With presidential and parliamentary elections due in Sri Lanka, Rajapaksa has continued use for Sinhala nationalism and there is no possibility of his implementing the 13th Amendment “and going beyond”.
Meanwhile, Colombo will accelerate the ‘colonization’ policies that would eventually change the demography of the traditional Tamil homelands and create a fait accompli for the Modi government. A setting is available for a engrossing battle of wills between Delhi and Colombo.
Sri Lanka As A Test Case For A Show Of Modi Strength?
By Jehan Perera
There was a general expectation in Sri Lanka, fueled by the statements of government leaders that a new era of relations would open up when the President of Sri Lanka met the new Prime Minister of India. The mistake was to believe that two nationalisms could cooperate. But inasmuch as President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s nationalism is in relation to Sri Lanka, so would the Indian Prime Minister’s nationalism be in relation to India’s national interest. This explains why the anticipated honeymoon with the new Indian government has ended before it could even begin. Addressing a media conference after the President’s return to the country, government spokesman and Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the government would cooperate with India always but no one should interfere with the internal affairs of the country.
The Indian media coverage of the visit of the Sri Lankan leaders to New Delhi for the swearing in ceremony of the new Prime Minister was decidedly negative. The boycott of the swearing in ceremony by the main political leaders of Tamil Nadu state took a central place in the Indian media coverage. With its population of over 70 million and economic strength, Tamil Nadu cannot be ignored by either the Indian media or the central authorities. The emotional reaction in Tamil Nadu over the invitation extended to the Sri Lankan president would send a powerful message to the Indian policymakers that the issue of Sri Lanka has to be handled carefully. The Indian government would not wish to antagonize one of its largest states. The Sri Lankan government was hoping that Prime Minister Modi’s nationalist inclinations would make him focus on economic ties with Sri Lanka rather than on minority rights.
Even if the new Indian Prime Minister was considering a new type of relationship with neigbouring Sri Lanka the need to restore relations with Tamil Nadu would be a more important priority. Simply because the new government has an absolute majority in Parliament by itself, it will not wish to disregard those states in which the opposition parties have done well. Sri Lanka itself provides an example of a very strong government, enjoying a 2/3 majority in Parliament, faces problems in governance due to its inability to win the confidence and support of its Northern Province. Having a majority in Parliament does not eliminate the need to have good relations with the constituent units of the country. It would be unwise for any government to jeopardize its internal relations for the sake of external ones.
The new Indian Prime Minister has reiterated what his predecessor in office has insisted was the way forward. In his meeting with President Rajapaka after being sworn in, Prime Minister Modi had asked the President to take the reconciliation process forward without delay. He had said that the full implementation of the 13thAmendment and, even more, going beyond it would contribute to the reconciliation process. The transcript of the official press conference cites the Indian Foreign Minister as saying, “He requested the Government of Sri Lanka to expedite the process of national reconciliation in a manner that meets the aspirations of the Tamil community for a life of equality, justice, peace and dignity in a united Sri Lanka. Early and full implementation of the 13th Amendment and going beyond would contribute to this process.”
The basis of the consistent Indian position, which can now be seen to outlive successive Indian governments, is the Indo-Lanka Accord of 1987 which is a bilateral government to government agreement. This continues to bind both sides. It was not for nothing that during the war President Rajapaksa promised to implement the 13thAmendment and even go beyond it to an undefined “13 Plus”. It is unwise of Sri Lankan government spokespersons to now ask rhetorical questions about what the Indian government means when it call for “going beyond the 13th Amendment.”
It is the Sri Lankan President himself who made the promise, and the promise made by the leader of one country to the leader of another country in order to win the support of the other country is a promise that needs to be kept. President Rajapaksa made this promise to induce India and the Western countries to support his government’s efforts to militarily defeat the LTTE. The understanding was that after the LTTE was eliminated there would be nothing that could stand in the way of a just political solution and implementation of the provincial council system in an exemplary manner.
However, it has become clear after the war that the Sri Lankan government is not showing the requisite enthusiasm for moving towards a just political solution. It would be judicious if the Sri Lankan government proceeds to expeditiously implement its promise to the Indian government regarding the system of devolution of power. Instead of dragging its feet on the implementation of the 13th Amendment, it would be in Sri Lanka’s national interest to set about implementing it. To its credit, the government has already gone a part of the way by holding provincial elections in the Northern Province in terms of the 13th Amendment, and in permitting the establishment of the Northern Provincial Council. It now needs to take the second step by building a positive relationship with the Northern Provincial Council by providing it with the resources and power to implement its chosen programmes.
As a nationalist, Prime Minister Modi’s interests are Indian. His nationalism will not permit him to see eye-to-eye with President Rajapaksa’s nationalism which is about Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Modi is also projected as an efficient leader who is in a hurry to get things done. He is likely to get impatient if he sees nothing but delays and excuses coming from the Sri Lankan side. It was after four years of delay that the UN Human Rights Council finally decided to appoint international investigators into war crimes in Sri Lanka, as the Sri Lankan side dragged its feet on addressing the issue. Now the government runs the risk of repeating with India what it ended up doing with the UNHRC through its delays and denials. The people of India voted for Prime Minister Modi to be their strong leader, and Sri Lanka should not seek to become a test case for a show of his strength.