28 October, 2020

In The Eelam’s Shade

The DMK chief reclaims an old cause

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In The Eelam’s Shade
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Second Chance

  • 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

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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...

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