Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Ok Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam and DMK President MK Stalin amongst others on Saturday slammed the reported demolition of a memorial monument for Tamils killed in Mullivaikkal in Sri Lanka throughout peak hostilities in 2009.
The monument was established in 2019 within the College of Jaffna in reminiscence of the civilian Tamils killed in one of many bloody episodes of the island nation’s final leg of the three-decade outdated battle in 2009.
Mr Palaniswami stated the demolition has pushed Tamils the world over into “grief” and blamed the Sri Lankan authorities for bringing it down.
“It comes as an enormous shock that the memorial pillar, arrange in reminiscence of college college students and other people killed mercilessly in Mullivaikkal within the last levels of the battle in Sri Lanka has been demolished in a single day,” the chief minister stated in a tweet.
Mr Panneerselvam additionally took to Twitter to strongly condemn the demolition and stated it got here at a time when efforts have been on to make sure justice for the ”hordes” of Tamil civilians killed within the “Ealam battle.”
DMK President MK Stalin, whereas slamming the incident, wished India to sentence the demolition.
In a tweet, he tagged the twitter deal with of the Workplace of the Prime Minister of India and stated the PMO ought to “condemn this surprising incident.”
“That is the expectation of the Tamils globally,” he added.
PMK founder Dr S Ramadoss, in a tweet, known as for India’s intervention in guaranteeing the livelihood of Sri Lankan Tamils, saying it shouldn’t “wash its fingers” off their well-being.
India ought to “ponder over” how Tamils can dwell with equality and honour when even such a construction was not allowed to exist, he stated, in an obvious reference to Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s latest remarks.
Throughout his Sri Lanka go to, Mr Jaishankar had stated on Wednesday that “it’s in Sri Lanka’s personal pursuits that expectations of Tamil individuals for equality, justice, peace and dignity inside a united Sri Lanka are fulfilled.”
Tagging Mr Jaishankar in a tweet, Mr Ramadoss urged New Delhi to take up the matter with Colombo and guarantee Tamils’ “proper to life.”
MDMK founder Vaiko and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi chief T Velmurugan introduced a protest outdoors the Sri Lankan Deputy Excessive Fee in Chennai on Monday.
Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) founder and Lok Sabha MP Thol Thirumavalavan and Naam Tamizhar Katchi chief Seeman additionally criticised the demolition of the construction, allegedly by authorities on Friday.