Sri Lanka conflict - a look at the root cause and tamil history.
I found this article while searching for something else.The root cause of sudden surge of feverish tamil nationalism almost at the same time in tamilnadu and Sri Lanka. Basically the entire issue is very simple.
Tamils extremists believe that
- Their culture is the oldest and very ancient.
- All other South Indian languages "came" from Tamil
- So they are superior to Other South Indians (Dravidas).
- Except tamil, all South Indian languages are corrupted by the influence of Sanakrit and Hindi. So the most feverish and die-hard tamil fanatics want to remove all "foreign" words form other South Indian languages and make them more "tamilish".
- Since the tamil extremists consider Sri Lanka also as a part of the "greater tamil nadu", despite it is a country with 81% of the population are Sinhala with their own language, life stye, customs and culture.
Problems started showing up when tamils tried do impose the "true tamil culture" with the help of some myths like " neanderthals and gorillas who lived in Sri Lanka during pre-historic period were tamils" etc and as per the instruction from the Master tamils in tamilnadu , who deviced the "Dravida " mania.
Sinhalese got pissed of with this and introduced Sinhala Only act in 1956
The trigget was a deadly attack on Sri Lankan Army patrol unit that killed 13 soldiers , in 1983.That snowballed into a Sinhala retaliation and pogroms those killed 3000 tamils.
Rest is bloody history.
[This article quoted below is not an "official" link or based on any solid "research". But it is a neighbor's view and so is my opinion.]
It began in about 1960. Tamilians in Sri Lanka then called Ceylon were sent out forcibly to Tamil Nadu as refugees by Sirimavo Bandarnaike of Ceylon.. M.G.Ramachandran himself a Srilankan expatriate found a place in movies and started following a leader by name E.V.Ramaswamy Naicker the founder of D.M.K. Dravida Munnetra Khazagam was formed on the concept that they were racially different and were subjected to historical subjugation by Aryan 'Brahmins".Self imposed and imaginary racial discrimination thus split Tamil Nadu. Mrs Indira Gandhi then the the Information and Broadcasting Minister in Lal Bahadur Sastry`s cabinet changed news timings of All India Radio . She made Hindi news to be read earlier than English. Citing it as "Aryan domination over Dravidians", DMK was on streets. Elections were due. Lal Bahadur Sastry was the most honest politician and permitted elections even when Anti Hindi unrest was fresh. Cashing in on Anti Hindi sentiment and adding anti Brahmin element the "vote bank" DMK won elections in the state elections making Annadurai the first non congress CM of the state. The rabid
Karunanidhi`s populist gimmics included Anti Hindi , Anti Sanskrit, Anti Brahminism as policies.
DMK lives with this imaginary racial hatred and so continues to rise quotas and reservations
Karunanidhi promised to purify Tamil by removing all Sanskrit words from it but got stuck up with words like Karuna-Nidhi-Jaya -Lalitha-Rmachandra(n)-Janaki etc..
Frustrated Iyers, Iyengars, like Hemamalini,Vyjayantimala left for Bombay. Frustrated but very poor doctors and other meritorious people have left for Army Medical Corps, Army Dental corps , Military Nursing Service, NDA,IMA, ISRO,DRDO and other places where DMK has no influence to reserve jobs or set quotas.
Where DMK has influence we have things like LTTE
May God bless Tamilnadu..
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