The Seventh Resolution on Sri Lanka has been adopted by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. This resolution was not brought about by the activities of Tamil organizations or political parties. This is a reaction to the geopolitical crisis in the Indian Ocean region. The resolution would have been brought whether we tried or not.
This is because the resolution does not include any of the demands put forward by Tamil organizations and Tamil political parties, but rather that the pressure of the West is on India’s political solution/agenda.
This resolution has opened a door for the West to infiltrate Sri Lanka. This means that the UN can infiltrate Sri Lanka to gather evidence or protect evidence related to human rights violations which were happened Sri Lanka.
Instead, the question that currently threatens Sri Lanka is whether the cogroup members, Britain, Canada or Germany, can go there in the guise of gathering evidence. The biggest crisis facing the Sri Lankan government is that if that happens, it will break the term sovereignty that Sri Lanka has never built.
At the same time, the question now is whether countries like India, China, Pakistan and Russia will allow such a situation to develop. This is because these countries fear that this observation, which begins in Sri Lanka, may continue in relation to human rights violations taking place in their soil.
India, for example, fears the Kashmir issue. We know that the United Nations has expressed concern about this and that the new president of the united state has not changed his position regarding Kashmir.
That is why India is trying to make the problem of the Tamil people a political problem. But the long time historical political crisis in Sri Lanka later turned into a human rights issue. So we know that political solution and autonomy is the ultimate goal of the Tamil people.
But as far as India is concerned, it does not want the West to interfere in its territory by turning it into a human rights problem, which is why terms such as the 13th Amendment, the political solution, and especially the term North Eastern Provincial Council are given prominence in this resolution.
During the tenure of the late Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, she trained Tamil militant movements and focused on the political issue. Even then, the regional superpower did not want to establish justice for the innocent Tamil people killed in the ethnic riots.
That is, India and the West are seeking their own advantage in this resolution. Whereas what is the position of the Sri Lankan government and Tamils involved in it?
The Sri Lankan government has called the voting pattern of the resolution a victory and meantime rejected the resolution.
The reason it claims to be a success is that not a single Asian country among the 40 who supported the resolution and India did not support it. That is what Sri Lankan Minister GL Peiris said. We must not forget that this unity of Asian nations has the potential to restrict the activities of the Human Rights Commission or the movements of the West, which is why Sri Lanka is at peace.
This decision of the Asian countries is the greatest failure of the Tamil people and shows that the Tamil race has failed to find its friends in the region around it. This setback will have further repercussions for their autonomy and sovereignty in the future.
While millions of Tamils have fought in front of the British Parliament to demand an end to the war in 2009, Britain’s opinion is that there is no point in fighting here and that we can do nothing against the regional powers in your region so talk to them.
Similarly, the British and French Foreign Ministers David Miliband and Bernard Kouchner, who visited Colombo in the final days of the war, could not stop the war.
That is, as far as the Tamil community is concerned, the Tamils must loosen its grip on India and move towards the rest of the world, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
We must first realize that there is no point in constantly knocking on an unopened door.
Many parties have found their advantage in this resolution. So can the Tamils take advantage of this?
We can think about the collection and documentation of the evidence relating to violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes in Sri Lanka, political settlement, militarization, threats against ethnic minorities and the strengthening of the evidence mentioned in the resolution.
In order to strengthen these paths that are currently open, the Tamils must unite and strengthen their ties with the regional powers and economically developing countries in the region where the Tamil homeland is located.
Otherwise let us remember that these doors, which are currently open, will be closed tightly again when the needs of the West and India are met.