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swordfishh

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Posted: 31 March 2007 at 3:46am | IP Logged

Does anyone get the feeling that the LTTE is glorified by the Indian Media at times?? When I say media I dont mean only the Indian Tamil Media which tends to be soft on the LTTE for reasons well known to us...

They aren't quite portrayed as these gruesome terrorists as we'd portray the militants in Kashmir or even the ULFA for that matter... Now what LTTE is to Sri Lanka... ULFA is to India right?OuchOuch 

The most striking discrimination is the nomenclature.... While the members of the ULFA are referred to as the **ULFA Militants** the LTTE  members are called ** The Tigers** or the **Tamil Tigers**

Yeah I agree that **Tigers** is a part of the name of their outfit... and hence this nomenclature....

But at times.... I wonder if this reflects our hypocrisy towards others? We blame the USA for being hypocritical about the terrorist activities in India.... Arent we displaying the same attitude towards the SriLankans??Ouch After all... The LTTE have done nothing to India... other than killing Rajeev Gandhi... whose killers have been convicted....



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LTTE where it is right now is b'cos of India and Indian Govt, The press in India actually toe the line most of the times in such kind of matters

Many a times when you read op-ed peices of leading newspapers you think you are reading a press manifesto of the Congress

There is one thing as being Free Press and other thing as Press having its own thinking process

Read the article how much Indian Govt has been associated with LTTE

And whatever the Nehru Gandhi family does is the absolute in India Wink

Happens everywhere, Perhaps that is why BBC/Retuers are considered the best and most impartial news organization in the world

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BBC and *impartial*!! LOL LOL I mean if what BBC does is called being impartial.... Then I am disappointed that the News Reporting all over the world has gone to the dogs... Dead Ouch

Now back to the topic... I think Sareg's statement abt the Gandhi family being absolute is coming a wee bit late in the day.... They are no longer tht powerful... Not after their initial decline... N if what the news item says is true... Then I guess the Congress and the Gandhi family paid their price for abetting the LTTE... By losing Rajiv Gandhi...

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Posted: 10 April 2007 at 9:13am | IP Logged
Originally posted by swordfishh

Does anyone get the feeling that the LTTE is glorified by the Indian Media at times?? When I say media I dont mean only the Indian Tamil Media which tends to be soft on the LTTE for reasons well known to us...

They aren't quite portrayed as these gruesome terrorists as we'd portray the militants in Kashmir or even the ULFA for that matter... Now what LTTE is to Sri Lanka... ULFA is to India right?OuchOuch 

The most striking discrimination is the nomenclature.... While the members of the ULFA are referred to as the **ULFA Militants** the LTTE  members are called ** The Tigers** or the **Tamil Tigers**

Yeah I agree that **Tigers** is a part of the name of their outfit... and hence this nomenclature....

But at times.... I wonder if this reflects our hypocrisy towards others? We blame the USA for being hypocritical about the terrorist activities in India.... Arent we displaying the same attitude towards the SriLankans??Ouch After all... The LTTE have done nothing to India... other than killing Rajeev Gandhi... whose killers have been convicted....

Nice topic!Clap

See!! LTTE has lot of support from India! They are not considered as terrorists by  most of the people in Tamil Nadu(I'm not saying all the tamilians support LTTE),most of them have soft corner on those people!

Its really sad that politicians like vaiko(supporter of LTTE) is still supported by people in elections!

Regarding Rajiv Gandhi! No pity on him from my side as he fell in the pit dug by him!

 

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Posted: 10 April 2007 at 9:31am | IP Logged
Originally posted by mythili_Kiran

Nice topic!Clap

See!! LTTE has lot of support from India! They are not considered as terrorists by  most of the people in Tamil Nadu(I'm not saying all the tamilians support LTTE),most of them have soft corner on those people!

Its really sad that politicians like vaiko(supporter of LTTE) is still supported by people in elections!

Regarding Rajiv Gandhi! No pity on him from my side as he fell in the pit dug by him!

No idea about how much the people of TN actually support LTTE but still it's unwarranted. Will they feel comfortable if Sri Lankans come to stay in TN and demand a separate state?? If someone else goes there to work and stays there then it's there responsibility to blend with the rest. Afterall historically no part of SL ever belonged to the Tamils.

Absolutely agree on the point about Rajiv Gandhi.

 

 

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Posted: 10 April 2007 at 10:01am | IP Logged
Originally posted by souro

Originally posted by mythili_Kiran

Nice topic!Clap

See!! LTTE has lot of support from India! They are not considered as terrorists by  most of the people in Tamil Nadu(I'm not saying all the tamilians support LTTE),most of them have soft corner on those people!

Its really sad that politicians like vaiko(supporter of LTTE) is still supported by people in elections!

Regarding Rajiv Gandhi! No pity on him from my side as he fell in the pit dug by him!

No idea about how much the people of TN actually support LTTE but still it's unwarranted. That's true! But without the support of some of the  big politicians (may be of Tamil Nadu) LTTE cannot survive.This issue is used according to the convinience of leaders of TamilNadu! Lol! LTTE is doing air strikes also these days!

Will they feel comfortable if Sri Lankans come to stay in TN and demand a separate state?? If someone else goes there to work and stays there then it's there responsibility to blend with the rest. Afterall historically no part of SL ever belonged to the Tamils.

Agree! Earlier Tamilians in SL went as tea garden workers and now they claim for seperate portions of land in SL,this is really miserable.

Absolutely agree on the point about Rajiv Gandhi.

 

 



Edited by mythili_Kiran - 10 April 2007 at 10:01am

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Posted: 10 April 2007 at 11:12am | IP Logged
Originally posted by mythili_Kiran

Originally posted by swordfishh

Does anyone get the feeling that the LTTE is glorified by the Indian Media at times?? When I say media I dont mean only the Indian Tamil Media which tends to be soft on the LTTE for reasons well known to us...

They aren't quite portrayed as these gruesome terrorists as we'd portray the militants in Kashmir or even the ULFA for that matter... Now what LTTE is to Sri Lanka... ULFA is to India right?OuchOuch 

The most striking discrimination is the nomenclature.... While the members of the ULFA are referred to as the **ULFA Militants** the LTTE  members are called ** The Tigers** or the **Tamil Tigers**

Yeah I agree that **Tigers** is a part of the name of their outfit... and hence this nomenclature....

But at times.... I wonder if this reflects our hypocrisy towards others? We blame the USA for being hypocritical about the terrorist activities in India.... Arent we displaying the same attitude towards the SriLankans??Ouch After all... The LTTE have done nothing to India... other than killing Rajeev Gandhi... whose killers have been convicted....

Nice topic!Clap

See!! LTTE has lot of support from India! They are not considered as terrorists by  most of the people in Tamil Nadu(I'm not saying all the tamilians support LTTE),most of them have soft corner on those people!

Its really sad that politicians like vaiko(supporter of LTTE) is still supported by people in elections!

Regarding Rajiv Gandhi! No pity on him from my side as he fell in the pit dug by him!

 

I disagree with the last statement, The pit was really dug by Indira Gandhi, IMO Rajiv tried to rectify certain mistakes, he sent in our troops on request, he did what was right in Indian interests, unfortunately the snake that was fed by his mom came and bit him fatally(Ala OBL and BushWink)

Not that Rajiv was a saint, he created his own set of troubles for us named Kashmir(that is besides the point though)

I feel people glorify Indira Gandhi too much and blame Rajiv far too much

Just my opinion though

@eggy, Gandhi family has lost the power theoretically, but they still have a lot of influence in the Indian Media

Take for example Rahul's(GandhiLOL) statement the other day about Gandhi family and Babri Masjid, Press anywhere would have eaten a person alive for that kinda statement, In India....

That is why I think LTTE gets sympathy, it is a Gandhian causeDead

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