Tamil Nadu fantasy productions from cricket and “attacks on fishermen”
Posted on April 6th, 2012

Asada M Erpini

A report in the news media on 2nd April referred to a call by some legal eagles in Tamil Nadu for severing cricketing links between India and Sri Lanka. Emboldened by the stance taken by the central government at the behest of the Tamil Nadu politicians vis a vis the UNHCR resolution against Sri Lanka that was adopted at the UNHCR sessions in Geneva on 22nd March, others who want to steal the limelight taking such a course of action is not surprising.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Tamil Nadu has a population of 72 million, a mere 6% in a country that boasts a total figure exceeding 1.2 billion peoples of varying backgrounds, religions, food habits and cultural practices. All this mass of humanity would not care a tuppence about what a handful of noise makers from the South demand, although a majority of them, on the other hand, may want cricket links between the two countries to continue, leaving politics aside.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Tamil Nadu is known the world over as a home of garish celluloid fantasies that take the luxuries-starved cinema audiences to a short-lived make-believe world in which well-endowed ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” obese? ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” women and plump-faced men past their sell-by date act heroines and heroes. And now comes the story of the apparent link between results of cricket matches and attacks on Tamil Nadu fisherman, which beats any of the scripts ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” although they all are the same – on which such ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”cinematicƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ productions are churned out.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The justification for the demand for cancelling cricket links is that whenever India beat Sri Lanka in cricket, and also when maters went in the opposite direction with India losing to Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly attacked Indian fishermen. The implication that the legal pundits obviously want to put forward is that the result of the cricket match is the cause of the alleged attacks on the fishermen.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ If one event is to follow another, the observer may see a correlation, but presenting the observation as causation is farfetched. But, creating fantasies that the gullible audiences gladly gulp down is nothing new to the well known figures in Tamil Nadu. In addition to the celluloid ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”¹…”masterpiecesƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢ that get dished out, the figure of 40, 000 that had been picked up from thin air as the number of civilians allegedly killed by Sri LankaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s armed forces in the final stages of the liberation of the North and East in May 2009 is being purveyed as the Gospel truth by the Karunanidhis, Vaikos, Jayalalithas and others of their ilk, buttressing the attacks against the valiant efforts of men and women in uniform who were instrumental in rescuing nearly 300,000 Tamil civilians who had been kept as a human shield by Pirabaharan. Although the truth was there staring in their face when the authorities relayed live broadcasts of the rescue in spite of the shooting at the civilians and the armed forces by the LTTE leaderƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s followers, sweeping the facts under the carpet is more profitable as that help these politicos to cling on to power.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The older generation of the educated was well aware of the saying: ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-Post hoc ergo propter hocƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ that meant ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-after this, therefore because of thisƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ is a logical fallacy. Tamil Nadu is supposed to be one of the most literate states in India, with a literacy rate of 80%. In spite of that, some of the legal luminaries would do well to go back to school to pick up a few basics that they clearly have missed out on.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Asada M Erpini

5 Responses to “Tamil Nadu fantasy productions from cricket and “attacks on fishermen””

  1. Christie Says:

    What ever the legalities it is the attitudes and outcomes that we should worry about.

    India; the Indian Imperialist voted agaist Sri lanka in the recent UNHCR Resolution.

    If I remeber correct long time ago when the wWold cricketing body was considering the admission of the country as a member India voted against us.

  2. gamunu6 Says:

    Asada Erpini!……..Thanks so much for speking on behalf of many Sri lankans. India has always voted against, or interfered with, put pressure on Sri lanka as well as other South Asian nations.

    India wants to lead, BUT their policies are all anti-Sri lankan as well as antil neighbours. Bangladesh which they created and many counties from East & west of Lanka VOTED WITH Sri lanka & only who voted with USA, is India in the Asian continent.

    How can this be justified. Its time to take action against India & its policies towards Sri lanka & our Asian neighbours. Do away with 13th amendment, No furthering of comprehensive Free trade pact with India for sure.Our own businesses said so.

    The large population of sri lanka is against any concessions to Indians & Indian businesses & not to mentions illegals who stream down to our paradise.

    Thank you again for pointing this out, because if something is wrong & needs action we have to repeat it till some good will comes to our Motherland,NOT to India or any other country. Just expressing my views as an expat from Canada~ Gamunu

  3. Fran Diaz Says:

    Asada, it is true it is stated on the internet that : “Tamil Nadu is supposed to be one of the most literate states in India, with a literacy rate of 80% ” !! Hard to believe. It sounds like the rest of the lies, cheat & deceit emanating from the ltte rump & Tamil economic refugees abroad. If this literacy story is true, we suppose that Tamils can be literate and still carry ‘night soil’ buckets on their heads ? Are they supposed to be literate and yet be experts at caste designated lowly tasks for life and for generations to come ? Is the so called high literacy story to white wash TN ?

    We will believe the 80% literate story when Tamils of Sri Lanka go back Tamil Nadu voluntary. The illegal migrants from TN come to Sri Lanka because they want education, freedom from caste, and travel abroad. It is not to work in Sri Lanka or to be loyal to Sri Lanka. Those Tamils supposed to be ‘refugees’ still living in refugee camps want to come back to Sri Lanka. Why ?

  4. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    Friends and Family members of Jayalalitha, Karunanindi and others have been investigated for major corrupt activities and in order to deflect attention from their shameful activities, they have brought bogus allegations against the SriLankan Govt and are successfully fooling the Tamil Nadians.
    It is time the Tamil Nadians awoke to these tricks by their leaders and start demanding that their leaders work for a better future for the Tamilnadu by first demanding the Tamilnadians be given similar rights and benefits already enjoyed by Sri Lankan Tamils.

  5. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    The figure 40,000 killed in the last couple of weeks of the war is the Gordon Weiss imaginary figure he created overnight by him through anger with the SriLankan Govt and to please the Tiger terrorists, for having been evicted from his post in the Colombo UN office. Had he said 100,000 instead, then today the figure used by the bogus human rights activists and UNSG’s Darusman Committe would be 100,000 and not the current “Gordon Weiss 40,000”.

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