- Karunanidhi, whom Lankan Tamils had for the last 3 years seen as a betrayer, is trying to redeem himself in their eyes
- At the TESO conference he organised last week, he said his calling off the 2009 fast was owing to his being misled
- The conference resolved to call on the Sri Lankan government to protect Tamil culture and assure Tamils there lives of dignity
- It also resolved to ask India to move UN for Sri Lankan Tamils’ right to political self-determination
Touched though it was by controversy, the TESO conference held last week turned out to be a
heartwarming event for DMK chief M. Karunanidhi. The 88-year-old veteran has had bad times since 2011: first his party was badly beaten in the assembly elections; then his daughter Kanimozhi, entangled in the 2G scam, was incarcerated. The Tamil Eelam Supporters’ Organisation conference, which he organised in the face of opposition from the J. Jayalalitha...