18 September, 2020

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BJP Meeting Will Ask Sri Lanka To Treat Tamils As equal Citizens

BY THE HINDU –

Muralidhara Rao

The two-day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State delegates’ meet, beginning in Madurai on April 28, will urge Sri Lanka to treat Tamils there as equal citizens, P. Muralidhara Rao, one of the general secretaries of the party, told a press conference here on Tuesday.

“The Sri Lankan Tamils issue is not of concern only to those in Tamil Nadu but all over the country. While we want a strong and vibrant government in Sri Lanka, we want no discrimination against Tamils there. Besides, those who took part in crimes against them during the last days of internal strife should be brought to book as attacks on civilians should not be equated with the war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.”

Another important issue that would come up for discussion was the plight of Tamil Nadu fishermen. The Union government had failed to protect them and their interests. To a question on the visit of the parliamentary delegation led by Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, to Sri Lanka, he said that the boycott by major political parties in Tamil Nadu was a blow. The government had failed to convince these parties about the necessity of the visit. “However, the boycott by these parties does not belittle the purpose for which the delegation has been sent by the government.” Mr. Rao said this was the fifth State delegates’ meet organised after a gap of 13 years. Several top BJP leaders, including national president Nitin Gadkari would take part.

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    Can the BJP please specify the actual acts of discrimination faced by the Sri Lankan Tamils, which make the BJP feel that the Tamils are not being treated as equal citizens ? And while we are on the topic of equal citizens, can the BJP also tell us what steps they hope to take to eradicate the discrimination faced by the 160 million Dalits in Mother India ? Is the BJP genuinely concerned about the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils or is it merely using the Tamils to strengthen it’s support base in Tamil Nadu with an eye on the next General Elections ?

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    BJP,
    WE have good news for you.The government has decided to issue with diplomatic passports to all Tamils.In addition all Tamils will be addressed either as “SIR”or”MADAM”.

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      Karuna cannot be called “All Tamils”

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    what about the Muslims In India.. espically in BJP controlled state of narendra modi??? clowns

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    North Korea.. Tried to launch a weather satellite the US condemned it and imposed sanctions.. (rocket launch failed).. Now india Tested a Inter continental ballestic missile that can carry a Nuclear war head… No sanctions not a world from the US.. USa recently imposed a bounty on hafeez saeed wanted by India only and not the USA… but the USA imposed a $10 million bounty… so the question we should ask what else did USA give india for its treacherous vote against Sri-Lankan.. on phoney human rights?????… Nuclear weapons, wanted dead bountys… so much for Human rights..

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