India Cannot Run with the Hare and Hunt with the Hounds
Posted on March 20th, 2013

Dilrook Kannangara

The relationship between India and Sri Lanka will never be the same if India joins the hounds howling against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council. On one hand India pretends it is friendly with Sri Lanka and stands firm with other members of the BRICS, but on the other hand it aligns with USA to disrupt Sri Lanka. This is particularly significant because the next BRICS summit is scheduled to be held next week in Durban, South Africa.

In the fast changing new world where the old west is collapsing giving into the new east, India shouldn’t get stuck in the middle. It has to get its priorities right.

Sri Lanka has completely rejected the US sponsored resolution. Therefore India cannot support it arguing it is good for the island nation. India’s conduct will be closely monitored and any repetition of last year’s Indian voting pattern will distance the two neighbouring countries. It was reported that India is mulling changing the resolution in the eleventh hour to include words of choice of Tamil DMK leader. However, without 24 (out of 47) members supporting such a move, the Indian deceptive attempt is not going anywhere.

Voting on the resolution will take place on Thursday and all nations keen on rapid development, democratization and normalcy in Sri Lanka must oppose the US sponsored backward looking resolution. Sri Lanka must form defence partnerships with those who defend the island nation at the UN Human Rights Council.

India went out of the way last year to vote against Sri Lanka. Until 2012, India followed a policy of not supporting country specific resolutions. If Indian continues along the path of violating its own policies, it will not have any staunch allies.

No amount of UN resolutions can bring reconciliation in Sri Lanka. The nature and extent of reconciliation is purely an internal matter and Sri Lankans are unimpressed with the conduct of India and USA. US sponsored, Indian supported resolution will be the last straw of the old west to reassert its influence in South Asia. India is completely isolated in its own backyard thanks to short sighted foreign policy blunders.

8 Responses to “India Cannot Run with the Hare and Hunt with the Hounds”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    I say, TAMILS Cannot Run with the Hare and Hunt with the Hounds. That is what they do.

    After working AGAINST SL at the UNHRC, TNA, ACTC, CPA terrorists will come to SL and FREE LOAD ALL THE BENEFITS FROM THE COUNTRY.

    It is this parasite attitude that dragged them to Nanthikadal.

  2. mario_perera Says:

    “US sponsored, Indian supported resolution will be the last straw of the old west to reassert its influence in South Asia.”

    The white painted hooligans of the world can never do it and have never done it alone. The second world war was won with the massive aid of the coloured colonized people, especially Asians, and most especially Indians. They rule every continent with the support of coloured nations of those continents ready to lick their every orifice. This dubious honour has been assumed, yet again, by the Indians, the favourite prostitutes of the whites. This resolution of the whites cannot be passed effectively without the help of the ‘brown sahib’ nation, and that shameful honour has been taken over by India. The Indian position has been adopted by the white-pseudo Indian Sonia. What she is doing for India is akin to the dance of the seven veils of Salome (without insult to Salome!). What will remain of this disgusting episode will be an India devoid of all veils to cover its stinking nudity. The nation that is being exposed to international scorn is NOT Sri Lanka BUT India, that has always suffered from ‘white tic’ fever.

    Mario Perera
    Kadawata

  3. Christie Says:

    The British build the British Indian Empire with Indians. Indians did not fight with the British in the WWII, in fact they supported the enemy in the South Asian front. The Sinhala soldiers fought for the British during the WWii. It is Indians who caused havoc in the Burma, Singapore and Malaysia.
    Indians like Mohandas Karamchand fought along side British against Zulus.
    It isw Indian colonial parasitic Sepoys and Coolies who suppoted British in Fighting the Duth and the Sinhalese.

  4. Fran Diaz Says:

    I am no expert on the Indian involvement with the British in WW II, but here’s what Wikipeda says on the matter :

    “Indian Army during World War II
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    For other periods see Indian Army (1895–1947)
    British Indian Army

    The Indian Army during the World War II began the war, in 1939, numbering just under 200,000 men. By the end of the war it had become the largest volunteer army in history, rising to over 2.5 million men in August 1945. Serving in divisions of infantry, armour and a fledgling airborne force, they fought on three continents in Africa, Europe and Asia.

    The Indian Army fought in Ethiopia against the Italian Army, in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia against both the Italian and German Army, and, after the Italian surrender, against the German Army in Italy. However, the bulk of the Indian Army was committed to fighting the Japanese Army, first during the British defeats in Malaya and the retreat from Burma to the Indian border; later, after resting and refitting for the victorious advance back into Burma, as part of the largest British Empire army ever formed. These campaigns cost the lives of over 36,000 Indian servicemen, while another 34,354 were wounded, and 67,340 became prisoners of war. Their valour was recognised with the award of some 4,000 decorations, and 38 members of the Indian Army were awarded the Victoria Cross or the George Cross”.

  5. Fran Diaz Says:

    WW II was a war against the Fascist Dictator, Adolf Hilter, and his Third Reich. The war was justified. It was justifiable for India to participate as did Lanka. But Prabhakaran the LTTE leader who was a Fascist Dictator was allowed to GROW in Sri Lanka’s N&E by the Peace Keeper, Norway et al, and his cohorts allowed run amok all over the island ! What kind of reasoning is that ?

    Unless of course, as in the case of Saddam Hussein, another Dictator this time of Iraq, Prabhakaran too would have been allowed to grow out of proportion and the Peace Keeper types would have come in to save Sri Lanka, or what is remaining of it ! Too little, too late.

    Lanka must stay with Democracy and with Non-aligned attitudes. If left alone, Lanka can manage erring people very well. GoSL has to use new Laws to protect the Nation.

  6. Dilrook Says:

    Sadly, this is exactly what India did yesterday.

    Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe was right on the money when he said,
    1. UNHRC will end up as its predecessor unless selectivity is done away with
    2. SAARC will be in jeopardy if the resolution goes ahead
    3. Today it will be Sri Lanka but tomorrow it will be another victim.

    India stands exposed in Kashmir. UNHRC will apply the Sri Lankan precedent to Kashmir. Unfortunately India caved into pressure. Short term political survival of the UPA government was put ahead of Indian national, international and geopolitical interests. This is a good lesson for Sri Lankan leaders who try to save their skin by agreeing to 100 UPR dictates and 19 self destructive voluntary promises.

    Sri Lanka should accelerate its entry into full membership of SCO (Shanghai Co-operation Organisation) and raise the India issue there. India will have to fall in line or else it will be seen as the odd one out in SCO.

  7. Dilrook Says:

    It is also opportune to look at the impeachment of Chief Justice. The impeachment was cited by the sponsors of the resolution. It is no secret she was impeached for giving three unfavourable judgements in relation to the Divineguma Bill and its fallout. She and the Supreme Court were correct in all three judgements as they correctly interpreted the 13A. Keeping 13A and fooling the judges and the people to believe it is harmless led to the impeachment debacle. It could have been avoided had the government abrogated the 13A.

    The worst is yet to come. TNA, TULF and ACTC will be the winners of the Northern Provincial Council election scheduled for this year. In 2010 TNA won an outright victory in the north. Although the voter turnout was 24%, the voters register had 750,000 voters whereas the total population of Jaffna was only half a million in 2011! Therefore the true voter number excluding children would be around 300,000 and the turnout around 65% which was the same as in Colombo. Since then TNA has swept all the Local Government and Provincial elections in Tamil majority areas. 2013 Northern Provincial Council election will rival the 1977 election in terms of TNA/TULF victory. Now the government is committed, it will lead to further problems at the 25th session next year.

    Promises and postponing issues has become the norm. For it to work, by next year Sri Lanka must accede to full membership of SCO. India is in two minds to join SCO. Sri Lanka must beat it to it and gain full membership.

    Pakistan’s demand to have a vote at the UNHRC worked well for Sri Lanka as now the friends and foes are obvious; a situation India always wanted to avoid.

  8. Voice123 Says:

    I second that Dilrook. SCO is looking more and more attractive.

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