Indian Tamil leaders shouldn't interfere in SL Tamil issue: Swamy

22 May 2014 08:59 am - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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New Delhi: Dr Subramanian Swamy, a senior BJP leader and a strong critic of the LTTE, has asked the Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi to bring all our neighbours together on the day of his swearing-in. Speaking to ibnlive, Dr Swamy said, "it is a masterstroke. It is a Modi masterstroke. He has invited all SAARC countries to his swearing in ceremony. Earlier except Bhutan, all other neighbours were against us. We can now change that."

Talking about the AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's opposition to inviting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Modi's swearing in, Dr Swamy said that foreign affairs is the domain of the Centre.

Here is what he said:

"This invitation to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is an invitation from one sovereign country to another sovereign neighbouring country. Constitutional principle under the 7th schedule of the Constitution makes it clear that international relation is the exclusive right of the Central government. State governments have no say when it comes to foreign relations. We follow democratic principles of consultation and seek the views and opinions of the state governments. But, it is not a Constitutional right. The Centre can try to build a consensus. That's it.

There is a series of allegations of human rights violations against the Sri Lankan government. It happened even during the second World War in which millions of civilians died. When America dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, only the civilians died, no military personnel died. Human rights are a collateral damage in a war. Even the LTTE is also equally responsible for the death of thousands of civilians. Of course it was a war. Even the LTTE has been indicted by many for the loss of lives and human rights violations.

What way the Tamils in Tamil Nadu or their government in Tamil Nadu are responsible for the welfare of Sri Lankan Tamils in Jaffna? Jaffna has its own elected government. The Chief Minister of Jaffna has repeatedly requested the Indian Tamils and politicians not to interfere in the internal affairs of Sri Lanka. He feels that the Indian Tamil politicians are creating more trouble and enmity between Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka.

If India wants to do something for the Tamils in Sri Lanka, it has to deal with the elected President of Sri Lanka. We can't force the Sri Lankan government to do something, which they don't want to do. We can persuade them. They can concur with us. We can't by-pass the Constitutional provisions and established norms.

We are also facing the allegations of human rights violations in Kashmir, Nagaland and Manipur etc. How can we single out Sri Lanka? We must remember all these things.

We are allowing Pakistan and China to strengthen their ties and base in Sri Lanka. It is not good for India. Vacuum allows our enemies to take an upper hand in Sri Lanka.

Finally, the Lok Sabha election is an example. The MDMK chief Vaiko, who is considered very close to the LTTE, has been defeated by Indian Tamil voters. It was a humiliating defeat. Vaiko was our alliance partner. He brought us down.

I say that foreign policy is the domain of the Centre. It is not a state subject". (ibnlive)

  Comments - 27

  • saman Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:48 AM

    Well said Dr. Subramanian Swamy.

    supun4444 Thursday, 22 May 2014 10:57 AM

    well said....

    Ranjith Su Thursday, 22 May 2014 08:11 PM

    Its a showing good diplomatic relation ship we can have with our big Brother.. We tamilsSinhaMuslim all sufferd 30years. No international Comunity No Indian Tamils didp via DM Android App

    Lanka Friday, 23 May 2014 11:20 AM

    I would say well said..Pple like aSaskia will have to hide the tail between legs.. via DM Android App

    SriLankan Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:08 AM

    Well said sir, hat off.

    Suq Madique Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:12 AM

    Thank you Dr Swamy for your broad-minded view. We need more like you to counter the negativity being spread by the tamil diaspora and their blind followers

    x Thursday, 22 May 2014 04:45 PM

    I totally agree. very well said Dr. Swamy. great respect for you. total Democratic politician. via DM Android App

    Romesh Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:22 AM

    thats the kind of response i was waiting for... thank u

    Pandithaya Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:23 AM

    Clear justification.

    k.soysa Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:31 AM

    AT LAST, and after 35 years there appears to be some enlightened perception re. the LTTE and the Sri Lankan issue.

    I wish the new government of India every success and success can be possible ONLY if we mean well in all our intents. Do not sow the wind as then you will need to reap the whirl wind

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:34 AM

    [quote name="SriLankan"]Well said sir, hat off.[/quote]

    Yes, Mr. Modi knows what to do? He is not a baby Modi, new to politics, he is a legend who knows everything. He is knowledgeable and act wisely.... No need people teach him....

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:38 AM

    [quote name="saman"]Well said Dr. Subramanian Swamy.[/quote]

    Jaya fly a kite madam.... Modi & Dr. Swamy came into Politics when you are a baby. They know what is right and they will handle the subject wisely.

    Truth Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:39 AM

    Dr Swamy further says
    'We are allowing Pakistan and China to strengthen their ties and base in Sri Lanka. It is not good for India. Vacuum allows our enemies to take an upper hand in Sri Lanka'
    This also TRUE

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:40 AM

    [quote name="Suq Madique"]Thank you Dr Swamy for your broad-minded view. We need more like you to counter the negativity being spread by the tamil diaspora and their blind followers[/quote]

    Dr. Swamy or BJP is not going to listen to Jayalalitha, who is a mash-room born for yesterday's rain.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:42 AM

    Educated people always stand with the educated Masters, whether he is Black or Brown. Good comment.... Dr. Swamy we Srilankans will stand with you. ... no worries lets run the race successfully.

    Jayantha Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:44 AM

    Well said Dr. Swami
    Thank you for showing Vaiko where he is and where he should be, this is very good indirect signal for UK, CANADA & UAS

    Hats off sir

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:44 AM

    [quote name="Pandithaya"]Clear justification.[/quote]

    This justification comes from the top.... no need to worry about bottom mash rooms. This is a good lesson to LTTE.... BJP jayawewa......

    sinhala modaya Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:45 AM

    I wonder what our card board trazon has to say now.....hmmm.... learn from indian elections......i guess he has to do that first !

    Kiris Baba Amaray Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:47 AM

    To wipe out LTTE completely, a leader like Modi is an example. We SriLankans will shoulder him.... Sorry Congress you guys played only games, we needed a brave Govt. under Mr. Modi... we got him to wipe out LTTE, that is our victory.

    kumar Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:56 AM

    Joker of the Indian Politics. No one care about his talks. His one man party doesn't have a single seat any village level administration.

    priyantha Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:59 AM

    Hats off Sir, We really appreciate your stand against LTTE. issue in Sri Lanka.

    tjeyar Saturday, 24 May 2014 08:45 PM

    Sinhalese views and opinions always against Tamils.Thats y internal issues getting global issue. via DM Android App

    Kandan Thursday, 22 May 2014 05:38 PM

    [quote name="kumar"]Joker of the Indian Politics. No one care about his talks. His one man party doesn't have a single seat any village level administration.[/quote]

    Who is the joker you are talking about? Vaiko?

    Kapil Thursday, 22 May 2014 11:29 PM

    JAI HIND via DM Android App

    dan Thursday, 22 May 2014 06:57 PM

    We Sri Lankans, Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims all must be grateful to Dr. Swamy. Long Live Dr. Swami!

    Lan Friday, 23 May 2014 12:33 AM

    well said... superb via DM Android App

    Jamalji Friday, 23 May 2014 04:53 AM

    Don't be happy about his sentiments on Sri Lanka . He advocates con federal solution to Sri Lankan problem. .


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