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Nirupama Subramanian @tallstories
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Can’t help remember today #Karunanidhi publicly applauded LTTE for fighting back Indian Army (IPKF) in SL >>
He refused to attend a ceremony to welcome back Indian soldiers who landed in Madras as IPKF withdrew from SL in 1990
He remained a staunch supporter of the Tamil cause but when Velupillai Prabhakaran, facing mily rout in 2009, needed his help,>>
>>he and DMK were engrossed in the making of the UPA 2 &who would get which portfolio. For one who yearned to be ‘leader of world Tamils’>>
>>this would be a hard to live down taint on his otherwise strong record as a pro-Eelam Tamils, especially pro-LTTE.
And especially considering the amazing brinksmanship of his suppport to the LTTE’s activities in Tamil Nadu in the late 80s >>
that threatened to turn Chennai into a battleground between LTTE and other Sri Lankan Tamil militants. EPRLF’s Pathmanabha and a dozen >>
>> of his comrades were killed by LTTE in Choolaimedu in 1990. That was LTTE’s first big attack outside Sri Lanka. >>
And that was one of the big events in the lead up to the DMK govt’s dismissal in 1991.
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