There have been a number of Tamil organizations vying for attention in Sri Lanka.In 1987 India had committed its troops for peacekeeping operations to enforce a truce between the LTTE and the Sri Lankan Government.
There have been a number of Tamil organizations vying for attention in Sri Lanka.
Both domestic and international factors may have led to the group’s formation.
The rise in Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism and a string of anti-Muslim riots could have driven marginalized members to join the NTJ.
In fact, since 2012, hardline Buddhist groups such as the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) have targeted the Muslim community despite a peaceful coexistence between the two religious groups for decades. They even supported the government during the civil war, which provoked LTTE atrocities against them, including the horrific Kattankudy mosque massacre.
In 2013, the BBS petitioned for the banning of halal products, a move that sends out a strong message that Muslims are not welcomed in the country.
For unknown reasons Prabhakaran, Velupillai, founder of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, had decided to abandon the earlier guerilla warfare and launched a frontal war on the Sri Lankan troops in early 2009.
In this open conflict, the LTTE was no match to the Sri Lankan army which had been strengthened and reinforced by China and probably Pakistan.
The LTTE was declared a terrorist organization by the US and its accounts were frozen.
The LTTE suffered a major defeat when it was disclosed on May 18, 2009 that top seven LTTE leaders including Prabhakaran and his son Charles Anthony had been killed.
Surprisingly, no organization in India including Tamil Nadu has protested against the injustice and the insults being faced by the Tamilians.
Why cannot we protect the Hindus who are the target of state torture in our neighbouring countries?