Sunday, April 3, 2016
அண்ணா உருவாக்கிய புதிய கோட்பாடு!
(நம்நாடு வார ஏட்டில் 10.11.1977 ல் நந்திவர்மன் எழுதியது)
வாக்காளர்கள் நல்ல தீர்ப்பு வழங்க தவறி விட்டாலும் அறிஞர்களும் வரலாற்று ஆசிரியர்களும் தி.மு. கழகத்திற்கு நற்சான்று நல்கத் தவறினாரிலர் கொள்கைச் சிறப்பால் குவலயத்தில் குன்றாப் புகழை குறைவில்லாமல் கொண்ட தி.மு.கழகத்தை - தென்னக அரசியல் கட்சிகள் பற்றிய எழுதிய James Watch... என்ற சுவீடன் நாட்டு ஸ்டாக்ஹோம் பல் கலைக்கழக அரசியல் விற்பன்னா "Faction & Front" என்ற நூலில் பெருமையோடு குறிப்பிட்டிருக்கிறார். அதே நேரத்தில் காட்டிக் கொடுத்த நடிகர் கட்சியைப் பற்றி எழுதுகையில் One - Man Show என்று வர்ணித்துள்ளார். ஒரு மனிதனே இணையாக நடிக்கப் பெண்ணில்லாமல் துணைப் பாத்திரங்களேற்க நடிகர் இல்லாமல் - வில்லனாக ஒரு முளைத்து அவனை வீழ்த்தும் காட்சி இல்லாமல் படம் முழுவதும் ஒருவரே காட்சி தந்தால் யாரால் ஏற்பதற்கு இயலும்? ஒரு வரும் காண விரும்பாரன்றோ! திரைப்படத்திலேயே ஒரு மனிதன் மட்டும் தோன்றுவது சரியாகாது எனில் அரசியல் கட்சியில் One - Man Show மக்களால் வெறுக்கப்படுமே தவிர வரவேற்கப்பட மாட்டாது.
காணச் சகிக்காத காட்சி One - Man Show திரையில்! இப்படிக் நாணத்தக்கதாக முடிவை மேற்சொன்ன நூலாசிரியர் One - Man Show என்று சொல்வது நாணத்தக்க ஒன்று - அந்தக் கட்சியில் உள்ளோர்க்கு!.
பேணத் தக்கதல்ல இந்த ஒரு மனித ஆதிக்கம்! எதிர் காலத்தில் இது மிகவும் பாதிக்கும் என்ற உணர்வு மெல்ல நடிகர் கட்சியிலே கூட முளைவிட்டுக் கொண்டிருக்கிறது. நியமனப்பொதுக் குழு -நினைத்தால் மாறும் மாவட்ட, தொகுதி பொறுப்பாளர்கள்! தேர்தலே நடத்தாமல் கட்சிப் பொறுப்பில் தன்னைத் தானே திணித்துக் கொண்ட நடிகர்! அவர் விரும்பினல் ‘தலைவர்களை‘ இறக்குமதி செய்து கொள்ள அவரே அவர்க்களித்துக் கொண்ட உரிமம் இவை கேளிக்குரியவை என்று தெரிந்தும் - ‘பச்சை‘யாகப் புரிந்தும் பதவி மேலுள்ள ஆசையால் ஒட்டிக்கொண்டிருப்போர் உதடுகளால் போற்றித் திருஅகவல் பாடிக் கொண்டிருந்தாலும் மனம் பொருமி உள்ளத்தால் திட்டிக்கொண்டிருக்கிறார்கள்! One - Man Show சுவை குன்றினல் அவை- சட்டப் பேரவையும்- காலியாகலாம்!
குறுகிய நோக்கங்கட்காக கோப தாபங்கட்காக- கொள்கை ஏதும் அறிவிக்காமலே தொடங்கப் பெற்ற நடிகர் கட்சி எப்படி நல்லறிவாளர் பாராட்டைப் பெற முடியும்? கொள்கை அறிவித்த பின்பு நடிகர் தந்த குழப்ப உரைகளைக் கேட்டு அறிஞர்கள் குறுநகையல்ல குலுங்கக் குலுங்கச் சிரிக்காமல் எப்படி இருந்திட முடியும்?
‘அண்ணா இசம் என்ற சொல்லை நடிகருக்கு முன்பாகவே புதுவை அ.தி.மு.க. தன் கொள்கைப் பிரகடனத்தில் கையாண்டது. 1973 மர்ச் 22ம் தேதிய இந்தியன் எக்ஸ்பிரஸ்8-ஆம் பக்கம் 1-ஆம் பத்தியில் தெளிவாக வெளியான கொள்கை அறிவிப்பு தனைப்பொருள் புரியமால் திருடியநடிகர் செப்டம்பரில் தன் கொள்கையாக அதனைப் பிரகடனப்படுத்திக் கொண்டார்? எழுதியவன் ஏட்டைக் கெடுத்தான்- பாடியவன் பாட்டைக் கெடுத்தான் என்பது போல் நாட்டைக் கெடுக்க வந்த நடிகர் திருடிக்கொண்ட சொற்றொடராம் அண்ண இசத்திற்கு அளித்த சுய விளக்கம் அதனை கேலிக்குரியதாக்கி விட்டது ‘காரீயமும் வெள்ளீயமும் கலந்தது காந்தீயம்’ என்று கூட நடிகர் விளக்கம் நல்க முற்பட்டிருப்பார்! நல்லவேளை காந்தியம் தப்பிற்று. அண்ணா இசம் அகப்பட்டது. கம்யூனிசமும் கேப்ரி விசலிசமும் சோஷலிசமும் தனித்தனிப் பிழிந்து வடித்தொன்றய்க் கூட்டிய சாறே, அண்ண இசமேன நடிகர் உளறி வைத்தார்!
அண்ணாவின் பொருளாதாரக் கொள்கை என்ன என்பதை முதலில் குறிப்பிட்ட அரசியல் அறிஞர் James Watch தமது நூலின் அழகுற வடித்துள்ளார்.
அண்ணா சமுதாயத்தை இரண்டாகப் பிரிக்காமல் மூன்றாகப் பிரிப்பதாக அந்த அறிஞர் கூறுகிறார். முத்தமிழ் வித்தகர் என்பதால் அண்ணா மூன்றாகப் பிரித்தாரிலர். முப்பால் கற்றவர் என்பதாலும் அன்று, வலது-இடது என்று மட்டும் அரசியல் இயக்கங்களைப்பகுப்பதில்லை. (Centrist) நடுவிலுள்ளோர் என்றும் பகுப்பதுண்டு. தி.மு. கழகம் ஒரு Centrist Party வலதுசாரி கட்சியோ - இடதுசாரியோ அல்ல. நடுவழி நடக்கும் நல்லதோர் இயக்கம். நடிகருடைய கட்சிபோல் கெடுவறழியில் நடக்கும் கீழோரின் கூடாரமன்று தி.மு. கழகம் எனவே அரசியலில் எப்படி நடுவழியோ அவ்வாறே பொருளாதாரத்திலும் இடைவழியே தி.மு. கழகம் ஏற்ற வழி. எனவே தான் பேரறிஞர் அண்ணா முதலாளி-தொழிலாளி என்ற பிரிவில் சமுதாயத்தை அடக்கமால் இடைப்பட்ட பிரிவு ஒன்றைக் குறிப்பிட்டார்.
மொழியில் இசையில் பண்பாட்டில் இரவல் கருத்துக்களை அண்ணா விரும்பாததைப் போன்றே பொருளியற்றுறையிலும் இறக்குமதி செய்யப்பட்ட கோட்பாடுகள் கூடாது என்னும் கொள்கையை அண்ண கொண்டிருந்தார்.
மேற்கு-கிழக்கு என வல்லரசுகள் உலகை இருகூறாக்கிவைத்தற்கெதிராக நேரு போன்றோர் ‘நடுநிலை’ கூட்டுச் சேராமை போன்ற கோட்பாடுகளை உருவர்க்கினர். நட்பு பகை இரண்டுக்கும் இடைப்பட்ட நிலையில் உள்ளோரை "நொதுமலர்" என்பது தமிழ் மரபு-அதைப்போல் மேற்கு-கிழக்கு வல்லரசுகட்கான போட்டியில் யாருக்கும் நண்பனாகவோ பகைவனாகவோ இல்லாமல் "நொதுமலர்" போல் இந்நாடு நடக்கலாயிற்றன்றோ!
அதுபோன்றே காப்பிடலிசத்தைக் காப்பி அடிக்காமலும்-கம்யூனிசத்தை இறக்கு மதி செய்யாமலும் "இரவல் பொருளியற் கோட்பாடு" வேண்டாம் என்று புதிய விளக்கம் புகன்றவர் அண்ணா.
முதலாளி-தொழிலாளி என்ற இருபிரிவோடு "நுகர்வோர்" என்ற இடைப்பிரிவு ஒன்றுண்டு என உணர்த்தினார். முதலாளி தொழில் தொடங்குவது நுகர்வோர் பயன் கருதியே. நுகர்வோர் தேவைகட்குப் பொருட்களை உற்பத்தி செய்யவே தொழிலாளி அமர்த்தப்படுகின்றான். எனவே நடுத்தர வர்க்கமானது நுகர்வோரின் பிரதிநிதியாகிறது. முதலாளி வர்க்கமும் நடுத்தர வர்ககமும் நடுத்தர வர்க்கமான நுகர்வோர் (Consumer) நலனுக்காகவே ஒன்றுபட்டுள்ளன. நுகர்வோர் என்னும் நடுத்தர வர்க்கத்தார் மனிதாபிமான அடிப்படையில் தொழிலாளி வர்க்கத்தோடு தான் தோழமை பூண்டிருக்க வேண்டும் என்றும் அண்ண திட்டவட்டமாகக் கூறியுள்ளார். பாட்டாளிக்குக் கூட்டர்ளியாகவே நடுத்தர வர்க்கம் இருக்கவேண்டும் என்பதே அண்ணாவின் கட்டளை. மனிதாபிமான அடிப்படையில் இந்தச் சார்பு தேவை என்பது அறிஞரின் எண்ணம்.
கம்யூனிஸ்டுகள் தொழிலாளி வர்க்கத்தின் நலனுக்காக எத்தகைய பங்குப் பணியை மேற்கொள்ளவேண்டும் எனக் கார்ல்மார்க்ஸ் கட்டளை இட்டுச் சென்றாரோ அத்தகு பணிகளை செவ்வனே செய்து முடிக்கத் தக்கார் நடுத்தரவர்கத்தினரே என்பது பேரறிஞரின் துணிபு.
கானா நாட்டு மறைந்த அதிபர் நிக்ருமா தன் நாட்டுப் பல்கலைக் கழகத்தில் ஆராய்ச்சிப்பிரிவு ஒன்றை ஏற்படுத்தி புதிய பொருளாதாரக் கோட்பாடு ஒன்றை உருவாக்கித் தருக என, கானா நாட்டுப் பொருளியற் பேராசிரியர்களிடம் கேட்டுக்கொண்டார். இரவல் பொருளாதாரக் கொள்கை வேண்டாம் என்பதாலேயே புதிய விஞ்ஞான சோஷலிசத்தினை உருவாக்கித் தருமாறு நிக்ரூமா கேட்டார். "நிக்ருமா இசம்" அரும்பும் முன்னரே ஆட்சி இழந்தார் என்பது வரலாறு.
அண்ணாவின் பொருளியற்கோட்பாடு பல்கலைக் கழகத்தில் ஆராய்ச்சிப்பிரிவு ஒன்றை ஏற்படுத்தி ஆய்ந்தறிந்த அறிஞர்களிடம் பொறுப்புத் தரப்படுமானல் புதிய சித்தாந்தமாகவே புவியில் மலரக் கூடும் காலம் கனியும் போது தி.மு கழகம் இந்தக் காரியத்தை ஆற்றிடும்.
(Fabian Socialism) ஃபேபியன் சோஷலிசம்- இட்லரின் நேஷனல் சோஷலிசம் -மாவோ இசம்-மார்க்சிசம்-இலெனிசம்-டிராட்ஸ்கி இசம்-டிட்டோ இசம்-நிக்ரூமா இசம்-ஜனநாயக சோஷவிசம்-என்றெல்லாம் ‘சோஷலிசம்’ பல்வேறு உருவெடுத்து விட்டது. பலரும் தத்தமது மனப்போக்கிற்கு ஏற்ப சோஷலிசத்தைத் திரித்துத் தங்கள் கருத்துகளை அந்த "லேபிளில்" விற்க ஆரம்பித்துவிட்டனர்.
சோஷலிசம் என்ற சொல் எந்த அளவு சீர்கேடு அடைந்து விட்டது என்றல் சாய்பாபாவினó மத போதனையை Spiritual Socialism ஆத் மார்த்த சோஷலிசம் என்று ‘பிளிட்ஸ்’ ஏடு கூறுமளவு சீர் கெட்டுவிட்டது.
பொதுத்துறையில் போட்ட பணம் பயன் தராமல் போகிறது. ஒரு வழிப் பாதையாகவே முதலீடு பொதுத்துறையில் முடங்கிப் போகிறது. பயன் வெறுமையாக அமைகிறது என்பதால் அண்ணா காங்கிரசாரின் கொள்கை ‘போஸ்ட் ஆபீஸ்சோஷலிசம்’ என்று கிண்டல் செய்தார். காந்தியாரின் தர்மதர்த்தா சோஷலிசத்திலிருந்து தபால் ஆபீஸ் சோஷலிசம் என்ற அளவு காங்கிரஸ் முன்னேறி விட்டது என்று தான் கேலி செய்ய வேண்டும்.
இத்துணை திரிபு வாதங்கட்கிடையே தெளிந்த கண்ணோட்டத்துடன் தி.மு. கழகத்திற்கெனத் தனியான பொருளியற் கொள்கையை அண்ண போதித்துச் சென்றுள்ளார். அவர் தொட்டுச் சென்ற துறையை அறிஞர் பெருமக்கள் துவக்கினால்-விளக்கினால் விட்டுச்சென்ற இடத்திலிருந்து விரைந்து முன்னேறி முழுமை பெறமுடியும்.
போலிகளால் இந்தப் பொறுப்பை நிறைவேற்ற இயலாது. பொருளாதாரம் தெரியாத புரட்டர்களால் புதிய தித்தாந்தம் உருவாக முடியாது. உலகத் தலைவராக வேண்டிய அண்ண நன்றி கெட்ட தமிழனுக்காகத் தன் ஓயா உழைப்பை நல்கித் தலை சாயாதிருந்தால் "பொருளியற்கோட்பாட்டை" உலகினுக்கு மார்க்சிற்குப் பின்னல் அளித்த மாமேதை என்று புகழை ஈட்டியிருப்பார்!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL FOR THE LAW OF SEA
Am Internationalen Seegerichtshof 1
Before the Respected Judges of the Tribunal
Subject: Action against Srilanka for killings of hundreds of Indian Tamil fishermen and compensation sought for lives lost in genocide beyond borders, and the redrawing of the maritime borders to protect the fishing rights of Indians regarding...
The maritime belt of the coastal
was based on the canon shot principle till 1956.Jurist Bynkershoek laid the
foundation for this rule, when he enunciated that the breadth of maritime belt
extends to the distance where a canon can fire i.e. 3 miles of maritime belt.
This principle based on canons that were in usage in eighteenth century existed
till twentieth century. The Hague Conference of 1930 which tried to extend the
maritime belt did not yield results and hence Conference on Law of Sea at India attempted to revise
the breadth of maritime belt. Geneva
which was following this 3 mile maritime belt for centuries till 1956 extended
the maritime belt by 6 miles through Presidential Proclamation. In the year
1967 it was extended to 12 miles. India
Subsequently Indian Representative at UN Dr.Pannikkar made a statement before the Sub-Committee of the Peaceful Uses of the Sea-bed and Ocean Floor beyond the limits of National jurisdiction on 17th August 1971, wherein [ Ref :UN Doc.A/C 1331] for extending the maritime belt in view of the discovery that Indian territorial waters contained huge quantities of thorium.
We Indian citizens, who rediscover the past, are baffled at the statement tabled in Indian Parliament on July 23 1974 by then Indian External Affairs Minister Mr.Swaran Singh [Lok sabha debates cols 186-201] for Re-Agreement between
and Srilanka on boundary in historic waters between the two countries and
related matters. India
must be aware what its own representative sought before UN Sub-committee on the
need to extend its maritime belt in view of thorium find in Indian territorial
When we had national interest to extend our maritime belt, only a nincompoop would opt for an agreement that will hand over Indian
Srilanka by way of this agreement. island
of Katcha Theevu
We would like to remind that one Member of Indian Parliament, speaking on the floor of the house on 23rd July 1974 raised a point or order. Mr.P.K.Deo, Member from Kalahandi of Indian State of Orissa said “Nowhere the Indian Constitution provide for cession of even an inch of
Indian Territory. All the Revenue records of Madras Government, a state of , corroborate that Katcha
Theevu was part of former Ramnad zamindary and an integral part of this
country. So under no circumstances the Government has got any power under the
Indian Constitution to cede even an inch of our country. A few days back the
Coco islands which is part of Andaman group of islands belonging to India India was ceded to . Now it is Katcha Theevu. It
is utter contempt and disrespect shown to the House [Indian Parliament] by not
taking the house into confidence and facing us with a fait accompli” Burma
After fixing the maritime belt in 1967,
realized the need to protect every inch of our territorial waters in view of
finds of precious metals within our waters, yet it conceded Katcha Theevu to
Srilanka. But in 1976, Article 297 of
Constitution of India was amended for
fortieth time “ All lands, minerals, and other things of value underlying
the ocean within the territorial waters or the continental shelf, the exclusive
economic zones of India shall be such as may be specified from time to time, by
or any law made by the Parliament.” India
In 1976 again Indian Parliament passed The Territorial Waters, Continental Shelf, Exclusive Economic Zone and other Maritime Zones Act 1976. The act fixed the limit of territorial waters as the line every point of which is at a distance of 12 nautical miles from the nearest point of appropriate baseline.”
In his book entitled: Conflict Over Fisheries In the Palk Bay Region (Lancer, New Delhi, 2005) Prof V Suryanarayan says that it is very important for India to find ways for fishermen from Tamil Nadu to fish in Palk Bay/Palk Strait (up to 5 nautical miles from the north Sri Lankan coast) and around Katcha Theevu, because this is a traditional right as well as an economic necessity. According to him, a grave injustice was done to Tamil Nadu fishermen in 1974, when New Delhi decided to give in to the Sri Lankan government's contention that Katcha Theevu was part of Sri Lanka, and agreed to draw the maritime boundary line in a such a way that the island was included in the Sri Lankan side.
He argues that Art 5 of the 1974 maritime boundary agreement, read with statements of Indian ministers in parliament, gives Indian fishermen the right to fish around Katcha Theevu.
Given the deaths and the political fallout in Tamil Nadu, a State of India in 1991, the state Chief Minister, J Jayalalitha, called for the "retrieval" of Katcha Theevu from
His suggestion is to take the island on "lease in perpetuity." In
this case, sovereignty over the island will rest with Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, but will get the right to use the
island and the waters around it. Suryanarayan recalls that in 1974, India gave
Bangladesh Tin Bigha on such a lease, to settle the vexed question of access to
enclaves in each other's territories. Why this cannot be replicated in the
Indo-Sri Lankan case, he wonders. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa took the cue, and
in 1994, asked the Central government to get the island on perpetual lease. She
reiterated this demand in 2004 in a letter to the Indian Prime Minister. India
A country of
size and resources should not only assess the dangers emanating from a changing
strategic environment but, it should also zealously safeguard autonomy in
decision making. The recently published Indian Maritime Doctrine highlights not
only the importance of the control of the seas but also the necessity to deny
its use to the adversary India
Licensed Indian fishing in
region Palk Bay
Suryanarayan strongly urges that
India gets to give in to its demand
for licensed Indian fishing in Sri Lankan waters in the Palk Bay/Palk Strait
area. He notices that in 2003, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
had agreed to consider such a proposal mooted by at the Prime Ministerial
level. This is a "window of opportunity which India should exploit", he
To buttress its case,
India can point out that in the 1976 maritime
boundary agreement, it had unilaterally offered , licensed fishing for
three years in the Wadge Bank area, the experts says. Sri Lankan Tamil
fishermen from Sri Lanka
and Mannar are indeed opposed to poaching by Indian fishermen, but they have
been practical enough to accommodate it with some conditions. A recent
agreement allowed Indian fishermen to fish as close to 3 nautical miles from
the North Western coast and 7 nautical miles from the Northern coast, provided
the Indians did not use trawlers. Trawling, which sweeps the bottom of the sea,
is what the Sri Lankan fishermen are really bothered about, not the traditional
fishing methods. Jaffna
The fishermen of the two sides seem to want to share the marine resources in the restricted
area. Why can't the governments of Palk Bay India
follow suit? Suryanarayan wonders. He is acutely aware that the Sri Lankan
Establishment, represented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Fisheries, is
against licensed Indian fishing despite the 2003 offer. In 2003, Prime Minister
Ranil Wickremesinghe was going out of the way to accommodate Sri Lanka and the
offer was part of the mood of the time. But the mood had not percolated to
officialdom and the rest of political system. India
In her Public Interest Litigation Writ Petition, under Article 32 of the Constitution, Ms. Jayalalitha has appealed to the Supreme Court of India for an appropriate writ order or directive for declaring as unconstitutional the two agreements signed between India and Sri Lanka in 1974 and in 1976, under which the island of Katcha Theevu was ceded to Sri Lanka and the traditional fishing rights of Indian fishermen were given up. She has appealed for a directive to the Union of India to take appropriate steps for retrieving the island or alternately to take steps to obtain or regain the right of access to Katcha Theevu and right to engage in fishing around the island. She has also appealed for a directive to the Union of India to protect the lives and livelihood of Indian fishermen who regularly fish around the island.
While researching on the subject, we had to face severe limitations. All documents relating to the Zamindari rights of the Raja of Ramand have been taken away to New Delhi and are kept behind the stonewalls of secrecy. However, there are number of secondary sources to prove, without an iota of doubt, that the island was a part of the Zamindari of the Raja of Ramand. The East India Company and the British Government upheld these claims. And when Zamindari was abolished after independence, the revenue jurisdiction came to
A few other relevant points must be highlighted. If any
Indian territory is to be
ceded to a foreign power, the Constitution needs to be amended. In order to
avoid such a contingency,
adopted the stance that Katcha Theevu was a “disputed territory”. Indira Gandhi sought legal opinion whether New Delhi had
historical claims on the island, but the opinion was not unanimous. While Niren
De, then Attorney General was of the view that “on balance, the sovereignty
over Katcha Theevu was and is with India Sri Lanka”,
MC Setalvad, former Attorney General, upheld ’s claims. Adding insult to
injury, the principles of equi-distance and median line, the fundamental
principles of delimitation of maritime boundaries, was not adhered to in the
case of Katcha Theevu. According to SP
Jagota, then Director of the Legal and Treaties Division, “the boundary line
between India India and Sri Lanka followed the median line except as
adjusted in the Palk Bay in relation to the settlement on the question of
the ” Island of Katcha Theevu
And a careful reading of Articles 5 and 6 of the 1974 Agreement, in conjunction with Indian External Affair Minister Swaran Singh’s clarification in Lok Sabha, clearly reveal that Indian fishermen continued to enjoy these rights in and around Katcha Theevu. But unfortunately these rights were bartered away by the 1976 Agreement, that too when
emergency clamped to freeze democracy. India
It is surprising that no Government in Indian State of Tamil Nadu have thought it fit to challenge the cession in the Supreme Court as the Government of West Bengal did at the time of the proposed transfer of Berubari to East Pakistan. Can they do so now after the lapse of 34 years? It is possible that they may apprehend the law of limitation, but the time limit of 30 years, prescribed by Article 112 of the Limitation Act, 1963 does not apply to a suit in the Supreme Court in the exercise of its original jurisdiction. The matter can be argued whether Katcha Theevu had always been a disputed territory or it was a part of
or a no man’s island. India
If the State Government in
or unwilling to move the Supreme Court, it is open for a concerned citizen to
seek judicial remedy through public interest litigation. The question will also
arise whether the two international agreements, a matter relating to Public
International Law, can be questioned in a Municipal Court. The answer is clear.
No treaty can override the Constitution of India, which is the supreme law of
the land. India
But this issue could not be settled by the Supreme Court of India. The Srilankan Government is on record in its Parliament that:
However, a decision given by a Court of law in a jurisdiction outside
would not be binding on . Any such Court Order or judgment will
not alter or have an impact on a bilateral treaty concluded between two
sovereign States. Sri
Hence our petition to the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea is mailed today as last resort. Since all avenues to settle the maritime boundary and fishing rights of Indian Tamil fishermen are exhausted bilaterally and through legal framework of
we are seeking justice from International Tribunal of the Law of Seas. India
Indian fishermen are getting killed by Srilankan navy over years without any provocation just because of their ethnicity. These Indian citizens are neither terrorists nor freedom fighters seeking a homeland for Tamils. For thousands of years they have been fishing in the Bay of Bengal and Indian ocean, and not even colonial powers venture to kill them. Srilanka which tries to escape its Tamil genocide hiding behind India, can neither justify its killings of Indian Tamils nor India can too long hide the skeletons it its cupboards. The time for humanity to ask
, why you
tolerated the killings of your own citizens for decades had come. If stray
violence erupts in Australia Indian Prime Minister acts fast. If it is Mumbai
blasts his government gathers momentum, but when it comes to periodical
killings of Indian citizens by India Srilanka, India freezes into slumber, and this prejudice against
Tamils should change, civilized democracies in UN must advice . Having
waited for India to protect the interests of Indian Tamil fishermen’s fishing
rights, we had to knock global institutions to secure justice and compensation
for Indian citizens from the trigger happy Srilankan Government. India
The global efforts led to the Convention of the Law of the Sea which had been signed and ratified by
on 29th June 1995
and by Srilanka on 19th July 1994. After this milestone in
international law, there arose a necessity to re-demarcate Indian territorial
waters. Dravida Peravai, an Indian political party launched a campaign among
the Members of Indian Parliament on the necessity to redraw the maritime belt
and to retrieve Katcha Theevu bartered to Srilanka in 1974. India
Srilanka had been killing Indian Tamil fishermen for decades in the Palk Straits. It cannot claim right over Indian Territorial waters, or in international waters of Palk Straits in
Bay of Bengal. As per International Court of Justice Rep
1951 page 116: “The Anglo-Norwegian Fisheries case, Court observed that the
states are not completely free in respect of delimitation of territorial waters
with regards to other states .The delimitation of Sea areas has always been an
international aspect, it cannot merely be dependent on the will of the coastal
state as expected in its municipal laws. Although it is true that the act of
delimitation is necessarily a unilateral act because only the coastal state is
competent to undertake it, the validity of the delimitation with regards to
other states depends upon international law.
The Palk Strait is a strait that lies between the Tamil Nadu state of
and the island nation of . It connects the Bay of Bengal to the
northeast with the Sri
Lanka Gulf of Mannar to the
south. The strait is 40 to 85 miles (64-137 km) wide. The strait is named after
Robert Palk, who was a Governor of Madras Presidency (1755-1763) during the
British Raj period. Srilanka is not free to delimit its territorial waters and
it is bound by international law, as per the judgment in The Anglo Norwegian
case in the International Court of Justice.
The question of delimitation of Sea between states with opposite or adjacent states as prescribed in Article 15 of the Convention on the Law of Sea states: “where the coasts of two states are opposite or adjacent to each other, neither of the two states is entitled failing agreement between them to contrary, to extend its territorial sea beyond the meridian line every point of which is equidistant from the nearest point of the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial seas of each of the two states is to be measured. The above position does not apply, however, where it is necessary by reason or historic title or other special circumstances to delimit the territorial seas of the two states in a way which is at variance therewith.’
A] Srilanka had been unilaterally delimiting its territorial waters. The faux pas committed by
India in handing over Indian
had created more confusion. Further island of Katcha Theevu India
has many islands belonging to its territory in the Gulf of
Mannar. The Gulf of Mannar has a chain of 20 islands located
between 8 º 48' N, 78 º 9' E and 9 º 14' N, 79 º 14' E on the southwest coast
All islands in the India Gulf of Mannar have
fringing reefs. In addition, there is a 8 km long reef in the Palk Bay adjacent
to the Gulf of Mannar, as well as patching coral formation in the passage
(Adam's Bridge) between India and Sri Lanka.The Gulf of Mannar is particularly
important for Green turtle and sea cow population, both of which depend on the
large sea grass beds particularly around Musal, Appa and Balayamunai islands.
Olive Ridley turtle is also occasionally found in this area. The pro-chordate
Balanoglossus is found in the northern reefs. Mangroves are found on all
islands and are particularly extensive in the Mandapam group. Most of the
islands have no freshwater and are therefore uninhabited. The most productive
chank and pearl oyster beds in
are found near Tuticorin and Kilakarai. The Windowpane oyster Placuna placenta
is also found in the same area. Large quantities of molluscan shells for the
ornamental trade are collected in this area. Recently, native people of this
area have begun developing tourism also. India
The delimitation of Indian territorial waters or Srilankan territorial waters had not taken into account these islands that belong to India. Hence we urge the International Tribunal on Law of the Sea to go for rational delimitation of the territorial waters of both countries. In case Srilankan state refuses to abide by such delimitation, we urge
to take the issue before International Court of Justice. The International
Court of Justice on 15th March 2001 in the Case Concerning Maritime
Delimitation and Territorial questions Quatar and India Bahrain
had cited Article 15 and also pointed out that it is virtually identical to
Article 12 paragraph 1 of the 1958 Convention of the .
The Court said that the contiguous zone is to be regarded as having customary
character. It often referred to the equal-distance/ special circumstances rule.
India had forgotten to restrain Srilanka
from its unprovoked killing of hundreds of Indian Tamil fishermen, in view of
the ambiguity over territorial waters. Territorial Sea
Katcha Theevu is 17 kilometers from Indian town of
It comes under the contiguous zone even if 12 nautical miles is accepted as
territorial waters from the coast. But Katcha Theevu had been an Rameswaram Indian Territory for centuries. It was one among the 8
islands belonging to the Tamil Kingdom of Ramnad. As per the copper plate
inscriptions unearthed as archaeological findings of 1531 it was in the
possession of Sethupathy Kings who ruled Indian state of Ramnad. The Sea
and Srilanka is even today known as Sethu Samudram, which means the Seas of
Sethupathy kings. This toponomical evidence also proves it to be India Indian Territory. The East India Company of the Britain had obtained this on lease in 1822
from the Sethupathy King. In 1880 one Abdul Kader of Kilakkarai, a village in
Tamilnadu state of Katcha Theevu
had obtained on lease Katcha Theevu, Kuthukaal Tivu, and Mannali tivu from the
District Collector of Ramnad, under Madras Presidency of India. In 1913 The Government
of Madras Presidency had obtained lease of Katcha Theevu from the King Sethupathy
of the Princely State of Ramnad, and had given fishing rights to fishermen of
Madras Presidency. India
In 1947 one Mr.Mohammed had taken lease of the
island of Katcha Theevu which was registered in the
Sub-Registrar’s office of Indian town of
[Ref: Reg.No. 278/1948. After Rameswaram India
attained independence the Indian State of
by way of Government Order No: 2093 dated 11.8.1949 declared that Katcha Theevu
as barren land under Rameswaram revenue village Survey Number: 1250 in an area
of 285 acres and 20 cents. Thus for centuries
Katcha Theevu was under the
Princely state of Ramnad in Madras British India, and
under Government of Madras in Independent India.
Srilanka clandestinely sent it troops to that uninhabited island in 1955, for training their naval personnel. There was uproar in Indian Parliament. But Srilanka went on claiming rights over that
Indian Territory. In 1974 India conceded that territory to Srilanka through
an agreement which
claimed will protect the fishing rights of Indian Tamil fishermen and the right
to worship the lone church that was built in 1939. Srilanka misinterpreted the
agreement by saying the Indian Tamil fishermen have rights only to dry their
nets in the island and Indian Tamil citizens have no right to fishing. Using
this misinterpretation, Srilanka till date goes on killing spree of Indian
Tamil fishermen. India
Hence we Indian Tamils are urging our Government and the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea to redefine our territorial waters to protect the lives of Indian Tamil citizens of
in its madness to ethnic cleanse Tamils of its soil indulges in cross border
terrorism to annihilate Indian Tamil fishermen. India
We urge the International Tribunal on the Law of Seas to order for:
A] scrapping the Indo—Srilankan agreement on Katcha Theevu signed in 1974.
B] re-demarcating the territorial waters of India, not only taking into account the landmass of the Southern mainland of India facing Bay of Bengal but also the baselines of the 20 islands of India in the Palk Strait, more particularly in the Gulf of Mannar.
C] defining the equal-distance not from mainland but various points from these 20 islands.
D] ensuring the traditional and historical fishing rights of Indian Tamil fishermen in
’s territorial waters,
contiguous areas, and right to enjoy the freedom of seas in international
E] directing the International Criminal Court of Justice to probe the thousand killings of Indian fisherman by Srilankan navy, and to punish the naval authorities and the Srilankan President Mahinda Rajapakshe for the genocide of Indians who were not demanding independent nation, but were in
for centuries enjoying the freedom of seas and pursuing fishing profession in
F] directing the Srilankan Government to pay damages and compensation to all lives killed by Srilankan navy since 1974 to 2009.
Geographic Location of Tamil Nadu:
Tamil Nadu the Southern most state in
has a geographical extent of 1, 30,058km². It is flanked by Andhra Pradesh and
Karnataka in the north and India North West, the
Indian Ocean in the south, Kerala in the west and Bay of
Bengal in the east. It is located between 8° 00'-13° 30'N latitude
and 76° 15'-80° 18'E Longitudes. Physiographic ally the state can be divided
into two broad divisions as the eastern coastal plains and the hills of north
and east, which is endowed with a varied coastal habitats like mangroves,
corals, seaweeds, sea grass beds, salt marshes, mudflats, sand dunes etc. Tamil
Nadu coast is the longest coastline (1076km) in the East Coast of India. Ports,
fishing harbors and a variety of coastal industries like nuclear and thermal
power plants, refineries, fertilizers and marine chemicals are situated on the
coast of Tamil Nadu. Chennai, the capital of
Tamil Nadu, is an important coastal city of having major ports and many
The state has a number of rivers, estuaries and lagoons. The rivers flow west to east towards the
Bay of Bengal. Some of the important rivers are Kaveri,
Vaigai, Tampraparni, Periyar, and Pennar. The River Kaveri is the major estuary
in Tamil Nadu and the minor estuaries include Vellar, Pazhayar, and Adyar etc.
The lagoons are (South) and
Muthupettai. The state has a maximum temperature of 43° C and a minimum
temperature of 18° C. The monsoon season is usually during October to December.
Tamil Nadu is well developed in communications, a wide network of national and
state highways as well as railway lines serve the state. Pulicat
The area of 560 sq.km encompassing 21 uninhabited islands, surrounding coral reef areas and shallow water habitat is found to be the nursery ground for many of the organisms living in Gulf of Mannar and hence declared as
The 21 islands along the coast between Rameshwaram and Tuticorin as four groups: Marine
1 .Mandapam Group (7 islands): Musal, Manoli, Manoliputti, Poomarichan, Pullivasal, Krusadai and Shingle.
2. Keezhakkarai Group (7 islands): Yaanaipar, Vallimunai, Poovarasanputti, Appa,Thalaiyari, Vaalai and Mulli.
3. Vembar Group (3 islands): Upputhanni, Pulivinichalli and Nallathanni.
4. Thoothukudi Group (4 islands): Vaan, Koswari, Kariyachalli and Velanguchalli.
American President Obama
Declare Srilanka as
“KARAIKAL UNION TERRITORY STRUGGLE GROUP, from
urges the President of United States of America Mr.Barack.H.Obama to declare
Srilanka as terrorist state. Srilankan state sponsors terrorism against its own
Tamil civilian population, which they claim as fight against freedom fighters
and its own journalists, opposition leaders and even their kinsmen with
conscience for human dignity. But in no
way Srilanka can justify its terrorist attacks on Indian Tamil fishermen. Our fishermen
over centuries have been pursuing their professional pursuits like free birds,
and these Indian Tamils are at the receiving end of India
sponsored terrorism in mid-seas pursuing their genocide beyond borders. This is
cross border terrorism. " Srilankan State
President Mr.Barack H.Obama
The White House
KARAIKAL UNION TERRITORY STRUGGLE GROUP, from
urges the President of United States of America Mr.Barack.H.Obama to declare
Srilanka as terrorist state. Srilankan state sponsors terrorism against its own
Tamil civilian population, which they claim as fight against freedom fighters
and its own journalists, opposition leaders and even their kinsmen with
conscience for human dignity. India
But in no way Srilanka can justify its terrorist attacks on Indian Tamil fishermen. Our fishermen over centuries have been pursuing their professional pursuits like free birds, and these Indian Tamils are at the receiving end of
in mid-seas pursuing their genocide beyond borders. This is cross border
We all know that "State Sponsors of Terrorism" is a designation applied by the United States Department of State to nations who are designated by the Secretary of State "to have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.
The list began on December 29, 1979 with
Iraq, South Yemen, Syria and Pakistan
and now only first 4 are in current list, excluding . Pakistan
The sanctions which the US imposes on countries on the list are: State Sponsors of Terrorism Countries determined by the Secretary of State to have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism are designated pursuant to three laws: section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act, section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act, and section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act. Taken together, the four main categories of sanctions resulting from designation under these authorities include restrictions on
foreign assistance; a ban on defense exports and sales; certain controls over
exports of dual use items; and miscellaneous financial and other restrictions. U.S.
Designation under the above-referenced authorities also implicates other sanctions laws that penalize persons and countries engaging in certain trade with state sponsors.
Currently there are four countries designated under these authorities:
Iran, Sudan and . The dates of declaration
given in the list. Syria Cuba
March 1, 1982, Iran January
19, 1984, Sudan, August 12,
December 29, 1979. Syria
On Feb 7 of 2009: The spokesman for
India’s ruling Congress party Mr.Manish Tiwari
called on the international community to consider declaring a terrorist state in the
wake of the release of Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan. “The world should now think
whether to declare Pakistan Pakistan
a terrorist state,” Manish Tewari, the party’s spokesman, said in . By linking his
call to the release of Dr A. Q. Khan, the spokesman ensured that his words were
not missed during next week’s visit to the region by US special representative
Richard Holbrooke.“ New Delhi
is not only exporting terrorism, but also posing danger by allowing nuclear
weapons to fall into the hands of terrorists,” Mr. Tewari told journalists. In
separate comments, Gen Deepak Kapoor, the chief of the Indian Army, said the
“terror infrastructure in Pakistan
is existing and active”. Braving chilly winter agitated Indian Americans
gathered in front of the UN headquarters in mid-town Pakistan Manhattan
recently to demand the world body
a terrorist state. Raising anti-Pakistan slogans and displaying banners and
placards denouncing the Mumbai terror outrage, Indian Americans alleged that almost all the major terrorists attacks
of the world in recent years have their bases in Pakistan . As such it was high time
the United Nations, the powerful Security Council in particular, takes measure
to declare it as a terrorist state. The peaceful demonstration, which lasted
for about two hours, was organized by Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP). " Pakistan should
immediately be declared as a terrorist State," said Rajesh Shukla of the
OFBJP. In a memorandum submitted to the Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the
OFBJP urged him to take necessary action to ensure that terrorists from Pakistan do not
strike again. "We urge the Security Council to immediately pass a
resolution in this regard," the memorandum said. Pakistan
Taking cue from the initiatives of both the ruling party and opposition party of
we are now raising the demand to declare Srilankan state as terrorist state by USA and UN and urge the leadership of to
use its clout in Security Council to impose sanctions on Srilankan Government.
The public interview of Srilankan President Mahinda Rajapakshe that he will
defy UN and UN has no locus standi to intervene in Srilanka, while it executes
Tamils, annihilates Tamils, engage number plate-less white van attacks on its
adversaries and media men in broad daylight amidst high security zones, proves
that Srilanka is a Terrorist State and need to be branded so by USA and UN with
imposition of sanctions. USA
We urge The USA President Mr.Barack H.Obama, whom 21st century sees not only a leader of a biggest democracy but a new hope, a redeemer, a savior of all oppressed, racially discriminated people in the world, where Tamils are the target of this century like Jews were the targets in 20th century, to declare Srilanka as terrorist state and impose sanction like the ones relevant in USA.
1. A ban on arms-related exports and sales.
2. Controls over exports of dual-use items, requiring 30-day Congressional notification for goods or services that could significantly enhance the terrorist-list country's military capability or ability to support terrorism.
3. Prohibitions on economic assistance.
4. Imposition of miscellaneous financial and other restrictions, including:
Requiring the United States to oppose loans by the World Bank and other international financial institutions; Lifting diplomatic immunity to allow families of terrorist victims to file civil lawsuits in U.S. courts; Denying companies and individuals tax credits for income earned in terrorist-listed countries; Denial of duty-free treatment of goods exported to the United States; Authority to prohibit any U.S. citizen from engaging in a financial transaction with a terrorist-list government without a Treasury Department license; and Prohibition of Defense Department contracts above $100,000 with companies controlled by terrorist-list states are actions, which in whole or anyone appropriate should be imposed on Srilanka, particularly USA must stop Israel and Pakistan supplying arms to Srilankan army and through UN urge other nations including China to stop arms supply to the killer squads called army of Srilanka.
We have been urging Indian Government to sue the Srilankan Government in the International Court of Justice. Only States are eligible to appear before the Court in contentious cases. At present, this basically means the 192 United Nations Member States. We are aware that The Court has no jurisdiction to deal with applications from individuals, non-governmental organizations, corporations or any other private entity. However, a State may take up the case of one of its nationals and invoke against another State the wrongs which its national claims to have suffered at the hands of the latter; the dispute then becomes one between States. We are urging
the Katcha Theevu maritime boundary dispute to International Court of Justice. India
Judgments delivered by the Court (or by one of its Chambers) in disputes between States are binding upon the parties concerned. Article 94 of the United Nations Charter lays down that “each Member of the United Nations undertakes to comply with the decision of [the Court] in any case to which it is a party”. Judgments are final and without appeal. If either of the parties challenges their scope or meaning, it has the option to request an interpretation. In the event of the discovery of a fact hitherto unknown to the Court which might be a decisive factor, either party may apply for revision of the judgment. As regards advisory opinions, it is usually for the United Nations organs and specialized agencies requesting them to give effect to them or not by whatever means are appropriate for them.
We bring to the notice of Indian Government about some of the recent cases before the International Court of Justice such as Maritime Delimitation in the Black Sea (Romania v. Ukraine) - Judgment of 3 February 2009. 18/12/2008 - Territorial and Maritime Dispute (
v. ) Colombia
Though with regards to maritime dispute we can urge Indian Government, for the
sponsored attacks on Indian Tamils in international waters, we have to urge only
the Members of the Security Council and UNO to brand Srilanka as terrorist
state and to impose sanctions on it for violating UN directives. Srilankan State
Indian political parties in power in the State of
again and again raised the issue of Indian Tamils right to living and fishing.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi asked then Prime Minister Atal Behari
Vajpayee, to take up with the Sri Lankan authorities the issue of hardships
faced by Indian fishermen in enjoying their traditional fishing rights in the
waters around Tamilnadu ,
The Hindu, newspaper report said. In his meeting with the Prime Minister
Mr.Karunanidhi said Indian fishermen had the right to fish in the waters around
as per the Indira Gandhi-Srimavo Bandaranaiake settlement of 1974. Katcha Theevu Island
Monday, 21 July 2008 Inaugurating a fast against killing of Tamil fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi said on Saturday that Katchatheevu was ceded to Sri Lanka, brushing aside the objection raised by the DMK government in 1974, as reported by The Hindu. Mr. Karunanidhi said though the 1974 agreement between
included the rights of the Tamil fishermen to fish in and around Katcha theevu,
to pray in the church and to dry the nets, they were taken away when the
Emergency was declared in the country. After the DMK government was dismissed,
correspondence between Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
led to the rights of Tamil fishermen being deprived in 1976. India
State of Tamilnadu Opposition leader
and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa had moved the Supreme Court to
retrieve the Katchatheevu Islet from . The killing of Tamil
fishermen, allegedly by the Lankan Navy, on July 9 and 12 had set off a wave of
protests in the coastal districts coupled with the demand to retrieve the islet
which witnessed a number of shootings at fishermen from the state as well.
According to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, territorial waters means
the area from the baseline on the coast to 12 nautical miles into the sea,
Jayalalithaa said, adding that as per this definition, the 285-acre,
uninhabited Katchatheevu islet, lying at a distance of 11 nautical miles from
Ramanathapuram, fell within Indian waters. Sri Lanka
Sept 12 2008 Sri Lankan Foreign Affairs Minister Rohitha Bogollagama has said “Katchatheevu is a matter settled. As settled as much as Matara in the south of
Lanka to . That’s how Sri
Lanka views Katchatheevu. There
is no issue. The fact that Katchatheevu is there in the northern part of Sri Lanka
doesn’t mean anything. It is as much as a part of Sri Lanka in every sense of the
word, so there is no further discussion needed on that.” Sri Lanka
The ruling party of Tamilnadu and Opposition leader of Tamilnadu, a state in Indian Union have voiced concern and are trying to secure the fishing rights of Indian Tamils through representations to Indian Government and Supreme Court of India. These actions apart a reply given by the Indian Government to Indian Member of Parliament Mr. D.Raja National Secretary Communist Party of India, as told by him on January 8th January of 2008 reveals that Indian Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar had written to him stating that as per the agreement the Indian fishermen can only dry their nets and offer prayers at the St Antony's church in the island. "This position is not acceptable," he said and wanted the Centre to renegotiate the issue and arrive at a settlement to restore the rights of Indian fishermen.
Sri Lankan government resorts to unprovoked firing upon the Indian fishermen, resulting in the loss of lives of fishermen once in few days repeatedly for years together, the Indian government, being a party to the aforesaid agreement, was duty bound to enforce the traditional fishing right of Indian fishermen off the Katchatheevu island.
The Supreme Court of India, in a case relating to the Indo-Pakistan agreement on Berubary Union and exchange of enclaves, ruled that any ceding of Indian Territory to another country resulted in “diminution of the
therefore must be endorsed by Parliament through a constitutional amendment as
laid down by Article 368. Since no such step was taken by the Indira Gandhi
Government or any subsequent Government of India, Dr Manmohan Singh should
seriously consider moving the Supreme Court to test the validity of conceding
Katcha Theevu to Sri Lanka, the Opposition Leader of Tamilnadu Miss
J.Jalalalitha had voiced demand and gone to Supreme Court of India. We are not
debating the merits or demerits of a case pending in Indian Courts. We are just
narrating the stand of various political parties of Territory
of Indian Union in this regard. India
Our prayers to The President is that already Former Attorney General of USA had filed 1000 page charge sheet against two American citizens for committing genocide against Tamils of Eelam who are fighting for a separate homeland.
Bruce Fein, counsel for US-based group Tamils Against Genocide (TAG), recently submitted to United States Attorney General, Mr Eric Holder, the Model Indictment charging U.S. citizen and Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and U.S. green card holder and Sri Lanka's Army Commander, Sarath Fonseka, for genocide, war crimes and torture against Tamils in Sri Lanka. The Counsel urged the Department to open a grand jury investigation into the crimes, based on evidence amassed in the three volume 1000-page document which the Counsel said "amply satisfies the Department's threshold for commencing a criminal investigation."
But Indian Tamil fishermen, more than 1000 people have been killed in mid seas, just because they are Tamils, and this will prove beyond an iota of doubt that Srilanka pursues genocide as its goal. One of the constituents of KUTSG, Dravida Peravai is collecting facts and figures to submit in the same case, to get justice for Indian Tamil lives.
Hence we the the Karaikal Union Territory Struggle Group, a non-political peoples movement demanding separate Union Territory status for Karaikal within Unitary Indian state, in view of the economic neglect of the enclave of former French colony Pondicherry ever since its merger with India, are urging you to step in decisively.
It is needless to recall that after African Negroes were liberated from the clutches of slavery,
India only supplied plantation labour to all countries to replace
African slaves. When in British Parliament there were protests, the practice
ceased in British India.
Instead our Tamil brethren from the then French colony of
Pondicherry only slaves were shipped
to all Caribbean nations. That curse for
Tamils continues even in this century. By genocide Srilankan Government wants
to subjugate whole Tamils as slaves in their own homeland.
We hope you will redeem Srilankan Tamils from slavery and write new Profiles in Courage engraving your name in every Tamil heart and history. We only want you to follow the precedent of Franklin D. Roosevelt who brought together other nations to defeat Nazis, who wanted ethnic cleansing of Jews.
It is time you take all steps to stop the genocide of Tamils and save Indian Tamil lives too lost almost once in few days for years together in the mid sea of Bay of Bengal.
A.S.T.Ansari Babu, General Secretary.
V.S.Nallusamy Vice Chairman,
Deputy Secretary Sundarraj.
KARAIKAL UNION TERRITORY STRUGGLE GROUP
Church Street, Karaikal 609602,
: Tel +091-4368-224599 India
Hon. President N.Nandhivarman Chairman .K.Subramanian Vice-Chairman V.S.Nallusamy, General Secretary A.S.T.Ansari Babu Treasurer : S.Radhakrishnan ,Deputy Secretaries : R.Sundarraj, O.S.Uduman, C.Raja , Public Relations Officer: A.A.Rahman, Propaganda Secretary.K.Krishnakumar ,Youth Wing Secretary N.P.Kumanan, Deputy secretaries R.Ayyamperumal, A.Raja Mohammed, T.Dharpareswaran ,Labour Wing Secretary : V.Jyothilingam Agricultural Wing Secretary M.Sheikh Mohammed. Joint Secretary M.Singaravelu, Minority Wing Secretary S.George, Joint Secretary A.Ahamed Maraicar, Organizers: Karaikal North: S.M.Faried, Karaikal South M.I.Samsudeen, Kottucherry: Subha.Sureshrajan Nedungadu: M.Singaravelu, T.R.Pattinam; Karai Jinna, Neravy: T.K.S.M.Kanagasundaram