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Tamil Tragedy in Sri Lanka and Contradictory Strategy by India

V R Krishna Iyer (1914-2014) was a noted judge of the Supreme Court and an activist involved in issues of social justice and environment. 

EPW brings you this two-part essay on India's Sri Lankan strategy by V R Krishna Iyer. 

Abstract for Part-I: The Sri Lankan Constitution does not vest in the Indian prime minister the power to direct the Tamil citizens of Sri Lanka to accept the India-Srj Lanka accord and surrender arms or die: This is the concern of the government of Sri Lanka vis-a-vis its citizens. By what magic of law can the Indian army become the Lankan civil authority and be bound by any accountability in that country? 

Abstract for Part-II: Jaffna has been conquered, maybe. But the spirit of the people there will resist, long after their defeat We are now disowned by the Simhalese and detested by the Tamils, thanks to our tragedy of strategy and hurry to win international glory. Let us look to the future and take measures of statesmanship. What are they? 

 

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