nrd;wJ ,dp kPshJ %lNu!

ef;fPud;

fle;j A+iy 4> 5k; ehl;fspy; mnkupf;f jkpo;r; rq;fg; Nguitapd; 16tJ ''jkpoH jpUtpoh'' epA+ NaHrp khepyj;jpy; Trenton efH Aj;j epidT muq;fpy; ntw;wpfukhf ele;NjwpaJ. ,e;j khehL njhlq;F Kd;dH nfhOk;gpy; ,Ue;J ntspahFk; The Island  ehNsL tp.GypfSf;F epjp jpul;Ltjw;Nf ,e;j khehL eilngWtjhf xU ngha; nra;jpia ntspapl;lJ. me;jr; nra;jpf;F NkYk; nkU$l;b The Hindustan Times kw;Wk; Times of India nra;jp ntspapl;ld. ,e;jg; gpd;dzpapy; ele;j khehl;il  kdk;Nghd Nghf;fpy; jpU. fTjk; vd;gtH 'jkpNohtpak;' vd;w ,iza jsj;jpy; xU fl;Liu tiue;jpUe;jhH.

jkpoPo tpLjiyg; Nghuhl;lj;ij nfhr;ifg;gLj;Jtw;nfd;Nw xU ghHg;gdpaf; $l;lk; vg;NghJk; fhj;jpUf;fpwJ njupe;jNj. ,jpy; Jf;sf; Nrh> ,e;J uhk;> ,e;J];uhd; iuk;]; ghyr;re;jpud; Nghd;NwhH Fwpg;gplj;jf;ftHfs;. Gjpjhf mjpy; jpU. fTjk; $l;Lr; NrHe;jpUf;fpwhH. mtH vOjpa fl;Liuf;Fg; gjpy; fl;LiuNa ,J); 

tzf;fk;. Mq;fpyj;jpy; xU gonkhop cz;L. "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.” 

tl mnkupf;f jkpo;r; rq;fg; Nguitgw;wp jpU. nfsjk; vd;gtH jd; ifg;gl vOjpapUe;jhYk; mtuJ fUj;Jf;fs;  Jf;sf; Nrh> ,e;J uhk;> ,e;J];jhd; iuk;]; gp.Nf. ghyr;re;jpud; Nghd;w jkpo;g; giftHfspd; Fuyhf ,Uf;fpwJ.

jpU. nfsjk; jdJ fUj;Jf;fis Neubahfr; nrhy;y ijupak; ,y;yhky; ngaH Fwpg;gplg;glhj nyh]; Vd;[y;]; jkpo;r; rq;fj; jiytupd; gpd;dhy; xspe;J nfhz;L jdJ fUj;Jf;fis ntspapl;bUf;fpwhH.

jpU.nfsjkdpd; jpwdha;tpy; ,uz;L Kf;fpa fUj;Jf;fs; ,isNahLtijf; fhzf; $bajhf ,Uf;fpwJ.

m) jpuhtpl my;yJ jkpo;j;  Njrpaj;Jf;F vjpuhd>  ,e;Jj;Jth kw;Wk; ,e;jpa Njrpaj;Jf;F rhHghd tf;fhyj;J.

M) jkpoPo tpLjiyg; GypfSf;Fk; mjd; MjuthsHfSf;Fk; vjpuhd gif czHT.

jdJ fUj;Jf;fSf;F ve;j tifapYk; tY NrHf;f jpU.nfsjk; vijAk; nra;af; $batH vd;gjw;F jpU.rq;fughz;b vOjpa 38 tupfisf; nfhz;l ftpijapy; ,uz;Nl ,uz;L tupfis kl;Lk; ifapy; vLj;Jf; nfhz;L mtiu xU ,e;jpa Njrpaj;jpd; vjpup vd;W rpj;jupf;f Kide;jJ rhd;W gfUfpwJ. jdp kdpj  my;yJ FOg; gaq;futhjk; vq;F epfo;e;jhYk; mJ fz;bf;fg;gl Ntz;baNj.  F[auhj; gaq;futhjj;ij fhq;fpu]; fl;rp cl;gl vy;yhf; vjpHf;fl;rpfSk; fz;bj;jd. mg;gbf; fz;bg;gJ ve;jtifapYk; ,e;jpahtpw;F vjpuhd Njr tpNuhjk; MfhJ.

'kf;fshl;rp Nghf;fpupapd; filrpg; Gfyplk;' (democracy is the last refuge of the scoundrel ) vd;gJNghy Njrgf;jpAk; jpU.nfsjk; Nghd;NwhuJ filrpg; Gfyplkhf ,Uf;fpwJ!

'jpU. jpyPgd;. jpU. itNfh ( jpU. itNfh jdJ ngaiu gy Mz;LfSf;F Kd;dNu khw;wpf; nfhz;l rq;fjp$l jpU.nfsjk; mtHfSf;Fj; njupahJ ,Uf;fpwJ) jpU. neLkhwd; Nghd;Nwhiug; Gfoe;J ftpij tupfs; thrpf;fg;gl;ld' vd;W nfsjk; nkj;jTk; tapw;nwupr;ry; gLfpwhH. jkpo;j; Njrpak; vt;tsT Jhuk; mtUf;F frf;fpwJ> cWj;JfpwJ vd;gjw;F ,J jf;f rhd;W. jpU. rq;fughz;b  kl;Lky;y ebfH kapy;rhkp $l jhd; tpUk;Gk; 'Rg;gH];lhH' ehy;tupy; jpyPgd; xUtH vd;W Nkilapy; NgrpdhH. mJ nfsjk; fhjpy; tpotpy;iyah?

jkpo;ehl;by; ,Ue;J te;j jpU. nrhykd; ghg;igah> jpU. th.nr.Foe;ijrhkp Nghd;w jkpo; mwpQHfSf;F jFe;j Neuk; Nghjpa Neuk; xJf;fg;glhjJ xU FiwNa. Mdhy; mJ Ntz;Lk; vd;W nra;ag;gl;ljhf ehd; epidf;ftpy;iy. gyiu mioj;Jtpl;L Nghjpa Neuk; xJf;fhJ tpLtJ Kd;ida khehLfspYk; fhzg;gl;l Fiw.

,dp jpU. nfsjk; mtHfsJ tapw;nwupr;ry; rpytw;iw jdpj;jdpahfg; ghHg;Nghk;.

'fw;fhy rhjp murpapy;> gpwnkhop vjpHg;G> ahiuAk; Gz;gLj;jhj Kiwapy;> FWfpa kdg;ghd;ikAld;... ' ,e;j thHj;ijj; Njhuzq;fs; ghHg;gdpaj;Jf;Fk; tlnkhopf;Fk; m.j.r.Nguit yhyp ghl Ntz;Lk; vd;W vjpHghHj;J Vkhe;jtHfshy; tPrg;gLk; fz;ldf; fizfNs my;yhky; Ntnwhd;Wk; ,y;iy. fw;fhyj;jpy; rhjp ,Uf;ftpy;iy. Ntjfhyj;jpy;jhd; rhjp te;jJ. me;jr; rhjpnahopa Ntz;Lk; vd;W NgRtJk; vOJtJk; gpw;Nghf;fy;y. mJ Kw;Nghf;F. rhjpf;Fg; ghil fl;Ltjpy; Kd;dzpapy; epw;gJ jkpo;j; Njrpak;. rhjp vjpHg;gpd; xU ntspg;ghlhfNt Gjpa jkpofk; jiytH lhf;lH fpU\;zrhkp ,uz;L Mz;LfSf;F Kd;dH ele;j m.j.r.Nguitapd; khehl;by; fye;J nfhz;lhH. ,J jpU. nfsjj;Jf;F njupahjh?

'FeTNa ,e;jpahtpYk; mnkupf;ftpYk; jilnra;ag;gl;Ls;s xU  jPtputhj ,af;fj;jpw;F Mjuthf epjp jpul;l eil ngWk; epfo;r;rp vd;fpw tz;zk; fl;Liufs; ntspte;jpUe;jd. ,e;jr; nra;jp cz;ikah vd;W Nfl;fg;gl;l Nfs;tpf;F ''tp\aKs;s upg;Nghl;jhd;' vd;w gjpy; ghk;Gf;F gy;ypy; kl;Lk; eQ;R jkpo;g; giftHfSf;F cly; KOJk; eQ;R vd;w $w;iw nka;g;gpf;fpwJ.

Kjypy; Hindustan Times VNlh my;yJ Times of India VNlh fl;Liu vjidAk; ntspapl tpy;iy. nra;jpjhd; Nghl;ld. Mdhy; me;jr; nra;jp vq;Nf cw;gj;jpahdJ vd;gJ Nehf;fj; jf;fJ.  eha;f;F vq;Nf fy; vwpe;jhYk; fhiy kl;Lk; Jhf;FtJ Nghy jkpoPoj; jkpoHfs; vijr; nra;jhYk; mjpy; cs;Nehf;fk; fw;gpg;gijNa jdJ KO Neug; gzpahff; nfhz;Ls;s  Bandula Jayasekera   vd;w rpq;fstNu me;jr; nra;jpia Kjypy; jahupj;jhH.

mjid Kjypy;  ntspapl;l nra;jp VL  nfhOk;gpy; ,Ue;J ntspahFk; The Island. mJ rpq;fs-gTj;j Ngupdthjj;jpw;F nfhb gpbf;Fk;; my;yJ Mytl;lk;   tPRk; VL.  vdNt mjpy; te;j me;jr; nra;jpapd; Nehf;fk; vd;d vd;gJ nrhy;yhkNy tpsq;Fk;. Mdhy; jpU. ghyr;re;jpud; Nghd;w ghHg;ghDf;F mg;gbg;gl;l nra;jp rHf;fiug; nghq;fy; Nghd;wJ. vdNtjhd; mjw;F NkYk; fz;> fhJ itj;J mjid kPsg; gpuRupj;J (recycle) tof;fk;Nghy; jdJ mupg;ig epiwT  nra;J nfhz;lhH.  ,J ghHgdpaKk; rpq;fs-gTj;jKk; jkpo;j; Njrpa vOr;rpf;F vjpuhff; ifNfhHj;J epw;gijj; Jy;ypakhff; fhl;LfpwJ!

m.j.r.Nguit tp.GypfSf;F epjp jpul;Ltjw;F khehL elj;JfpwJ vd;gJ Nfo; tufpy; nea; tbfpwJ vd;w fij Nghd;wJ. m.j.r.Nguit khehL ,yhgk; Ntz;lhk; ,og;gpy;yhky; ele;jhNy mJ ngupa rhjid vd;w epiyapy; ,Uf;fpwJ. mg;gb ,Uf;f tp.GypfSf;F  epjp NrHg;gJ vd;gJ elf;fpw fhupakh? ngha;iar; nrhd;dhYk; mjidg; nghUe;jr; nrhy;y Ntz;lhkh?  

xd;W kl;Lk; njupfpwJ. ghyr;re;jpud;> nfsjk; Nghd;NwhH jq;fis mwpahky; xU cz;ikia kiwKfkhf xg;Gf; nfhs;fpwhHfs;. mJ vd;dntd;why; mnkupf;f-fdba jkpoHfspy; ngUk;ghNyhH ,e;jpahtpy; jilnra;ag;gl;l tp. GypfsJ MjuthsHfs; vd;gNj! ,e;j cz;ikia kiwKfkhf xg;Gf; nfhz;ljw;F  mtHfisg; ghuhl;LfpNwd;;!

jpU.nfsjkj;jpd; ,d;ndhU tapw;nwupr;ry;. jpU. goneLkhwdpd; fl;Liu Kjyhtjhf kyupy; Nghlg;gl;L tpl;ljhk;! Vd; Nghlf;$lhJ? mtH vd;d njhONehahspah? xt;nthU ehSk; fhiyapy; vOe;jTld; Crpah Nghl;Lf; nfhs;fpwhH?

,q;F ,d;ndhd;iwAk; Fwpg;gpl  Ntz;Lk;. ,e;jpahtpy; tp.Gypfs;  jil nra;ag;gl;l ,af;fkhf ,Uf;fyhk;. Mdhy; mnkupf;fhtpy;  mg;gbay;y. mnkupf;fhtpy; mJ xU ntspehl;L gaq;futhj ,af;fk; vd;W ngaHRl;lg;gl;l (Designated as a foreign based terrorist organization)  ,af;fk; kl;LNk. mJ jil nra;ag;gl;l (banned) ,af;fk; my;y!

ngaH Rl;lg;gl;ljd; tpisT vd;dntd;why; tp.Gypfs; ,af;fk; my;yJ mjd; rhHG ,af;fq;fs; mnkupf;fhtpy; MAjq;fs; thq;Ftjw;F epjp jpul;l KbahJ. Mdhy; kUj;Jtk; Nghd;w kdpjhgpkhd nray;ghLfSf;F jhuhskhf epjp jpul;lyhk;. NkYk; tp.Gypfs;  ,af;fk; xU murpay; mikg;ghf nray;glyhk;. mg;gbr;  nray;gLtjw;F ve;jj; jilAk; fpilahJ. mnkupf;f ahg;gpw;F nra;ag;gl;l KjyhtJ jpUj;jk; Ngr;Rr; Rje;jpuj;ij> $l;lk; $l;Lk; Rje;jpuj;ij (Article [I.]  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances) kpfj; njspthf cWjpg;gLj;jpAs;sJ.

,J njhlHghf tp.Gypfs; cl;gl MW mikg;Gf;fs; mnkupf;f muRf;F vjpuhf jhf;fy; nra;j tof;fpy; jPHg;gspj;j ePjpgjp gpd;tUkhW $wpAs;shH.  

“Both parties appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of California, which on 3rd March 2000 upheld the lower court decision. The Circuit Court Judge, in affirming the lower court decision, made certain statements that are highly pertinent to the performance of Tamil activists in the US. The Circuit Judge Kozinski, said,  

“The statute does not prohibit being a member of one of the designated groups or vigorously promoting and supporting the political goals of the group. Plaintiffs are even free to praise the groups for using terrorism as a means of achieving their ends. What AEDPA prohibits is the act of giving material support, and there is no constitutional right to facilitate terrorism by giving terrorists the weapons and explosives...” 

“Plaintiffs here do not contend they are prohibited from advocating the goals of the foreign terrorist organizations, espousing their views or even being members of such groups. They can do so without fear of penalty...”

me;jj; jPHg;gpd; ngWNgWfisapl;L toq;fwpQH jpU. tpRtjhjd; cUj;jpuFkhud;  nfhLj;j tpsf;fk; gpd;tUkhW:

V. Rudrakumaran, one of the attorneys who represented Tamils in this legal action, clarified and summarized the end result of this legal proceedings as follows:

    1.   Political campaigns on behalf of or under the direction of the LTTE or independent of the LTTE, in furtherance of LTTE’s political program are permitted. Public support for the LTTE’s armed struggle is also permitted.

    2.   U.S. citizens and permanent residents can function as LTTE representatives.

    3.   LTTE members are eligible for asylum, provided they were not involved in terrorist activities.

Prohibited Activities: 1.  

Giving money to the LTTE is prohibited. [Contributions to humanitarian organizations, such as the TRO is allowed. Providing Medical supplies and religious material to the LTTE are also allowable].

Members or Representatives of the LTTE can be denied visitors’ visa to enter the U.S. 

jpU. nfsjk; ghyr;re;jpud; Nghd;w jkpo;g; giftHfSf;F ,e;jr; rq;fjpfs; njupahJ vd;W ehd; epidf;ftpy;iy. mtHfSf;F mJ njupAk;.  njupe;Jk;  fho;g;GzHr;rp fhuzkhf cz;ikf;F jpiuNghl;L kiwf;fpwhHfs;.  cz;ikapNyNa ,e;jr; rq;fjpfs; jpU. nfsjk; Nghd;NwhUf;F njupahtpl;lhy; njupahj rq;fjpfis vOjpj;  jq;fsJ nrhe;j mwpahikia jz;Nlhuh Nghl;L CUf;Fk; cyFf;Fk; (public exhibition of private ignorance) giwaiwe;jpUf;ff; $lhJ!

'khjtd; tUfpwhH vd;fpw Mtypy; gy ehl;fSf;F Kd;Ng Kd;gjpT nra;j mtuJ urpfHfs; gyj;j Vkhw;wj;jpw;Fs;shdhHfs;. ,dpNky; Kd;gjpNt nra;a khl;Nld;. epfo;r;rp md;W te;J> nrhd;dtHfs; vy;yhk; te;jpUf;fpwhHfsh vd;W ghHj;j gpd;jhd; bf;fl; thq;fg; NghfpNwd;...''

Nkw;fz;l thrfk; nfsjj;jpd; nrhe;jg; Gyk;gy; vd;Nw ehd; epidf;fpNwd;. jkpo;ehl;by; ,Ue;J miof;fg; gLgtHfs; midtUNk te;J NrUthHfs; vd;W epidg;gJ klj;jdk;. gy fhuzq;fSf;fhf mioj;jtHfspy; rpyH tuhky; NghtJ  tof;fkhd epfo;T.  xU rpdpkh ebfH tuhjjhy; ,dpNky; mtH te;jij epr;rapf;fg;gl;l gpd;dH jhd; EisTr; rPl;L thq;FNtd; vd;W nrhy;fpw jkpoHfs; m.j.r.Nguit elj;Jk; jkpoH tpohtpw;F tuhky; tPl;by; ,Ug;gNj ey;yJ!  mJ rup. khjtd; Nky; Vd; ,t;tsT mf;fiw? mtH xU ghHg;ghd; vd;gJ fhuzkh?

'gps;isahH tl ,e;jpaf; flTs;> me;jr; rpiy ,q;nfjw;F.... ghYk; njspNjDk;  ghFk; gUg;Gk; ,it ehSk; fye;J'' vd;W jkpo;g;ghl;b mt;it ghba gps;isahH tl,e;jpaf; flTs; vd;fpw $w;W rpupg;ig tutioj;jJ.... Vnddpy; ts;sp> nja;thid> KUfd; Ntlkpl;L Foe;ijfs; epw;f> KUfidg; ghLk; fhtb Ml;lk; itj;jJ rupay;y vd;W thjpLtJ ,ijr; nrhd;d Nehf;fky;y. gps;isahH rpiyiatl,e;jpaf; flTs; vd;W nrhy;yp ePf;fpaJ jtW vd;W nrhy;tNj ,jd; Nehf;fk;.''

gps;isahupy; jpU.nfsjKf;F vt;tsT thQ;ir? jkpo;nkhopjhd; jkpodpd; Njrpa milahsk;. vdNtjhd; m.j.r.Nguit rkaj;Jf;F mg;ghy; epd;W ,aq;FfpwJ.  gps;isahiu khehl;by; itf;f ahuhtJ vj;jdpj;jpUe;jhy; mJ jtW. mjidj;   jLj;J epWj;jpa epHthfpfs; ghuhl;Lf;F cupatHfs;. fz;ldj;Jf;F cupatHfs; my;y.

NkYk; nfsjk; tpUk;gpdhYk; tpUk;ghtpl;lhYk; gps;isahH tl ehl;Lf; flTs;jhd;. ,d;Dk; nrhy;yg; Nghdhy; KUfd; xUtNu jkpo;f; flTs;.  kw;w ,e;Jkjf; flTsH vy;NyhUk; jkpo;ehl;Lf;F ,wf;Fkjp nra;ag;gl;l Mupaf; flTsNu!

Kjyhk;  eurpk;ktHkd; (fp.gp. 630-668)   fhyj;jpy;jhd; jkpo;ehl;Lf;F gps;isahH FbngaHe;jhH. thjhgp kPJ gilnaLj;Jg;Nghd jsgjp guQ;NrhjpNa jpUk;gp tUk;NghJ 'thjhgp' fzgjpiaj; jd;NdhL vLj;J te;jhH. Nrf;fpohupd; ngupa Guhzk; ,jw;F rhd;whFk;. jpU. nfsjk; mtHfSf;Fj; njupANkh njupahNjh me;jf; fzgjpf;F njhlf;fj;jpy; mHr;rfHfs; G+ir nra;a kWj;Jtpl;lhHfs;!

'jkpo; Ml;rpnkhop Mfhjjw;Ff; fhuzk; vd;d vd;W Nfl;fg;gl;l Nfs;tpf;F 'mz;zh' vd;W jpU.rp.vd;. mz;zhJiuapd; ngaH tpthjq;fspy; nrhy;yg;gl;lJ....''

,q;Nfjhd; jpU. nfsjkj;jpd; rpd;dj;jdKk; cz;ik cUtKk; gspr;nrd;W  ntspg;gLfpwJ! mz;zh vd;w ngaiu milg;Gf; Fwpf;Fs; Nghl;ljd; %yKk;  mtuJ ngaiu 'jpU.rp.vd;. mz;zhJiu' vd;W vOjpajd; %yKk; jpU. nfsjk; Jf;sf; Nrh> ,e;J uhk; Nghd;w jkpo;g; giftHfsJ gl;baypy; jhDk; xUtH vd;gij cs;sq;if  ney;ypf; fdpNghy; fhl;b tpl;lhH.

mwpQH mz;zh nfsjk; Nghd;NwhUf;F 'jpU.rp.vd;. mz;zhJiu' Mf ,Uf;fyhk;. Mdhy; VO Nfhb jkpoHfSf;F mtH New;Wk; ,d;Wk; ehisAk; mwpQH mz;zhjhd;! ,e;j vz;zj;ij jpU.nfsjk; kl;Lky;y  NtW ve;jf; nfhk;gDk; mopj;J vOj KbahJ1

Neu neUf;fb> ,lneUf;fb fhuzkhf vdJ fUj;Jiuia ,j;NjhL Kbf;f Mirg;gLfpNwd;. jpU. nfsjk; vdJ fUj;Jiuf;F kWg;Giu vOj tpUk;gpdhy; mg;gbr; nra;AkhW Nfl;Lf; nfhs;fpNwd;.

,Wjpahf nfsjk; mtHfSf;Fk; mtH Nghd;wtHfSf;Fk; ehd; gzpNthL nrhy;ypf; nfhs;tJ ahnjdpy;-

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mNj Neuk; jkpo;j; Njrpaj;ij Nerpf;Fk; jkpoHfSf;F ehd; Qhgfg; gLj;j tpUk;GtJ-

'jkpod; jd;id ,e;jpad; vd;W fUjpajhy; jkpo;ehl;ilAk;> jkpoH tPuj;ijAk;>  fiyiaAk;> ehfuPfj;ijAk; kwe;jhd;.  jkpod; jd;id ,e;J vd;W fUjpajhy;  jdJ khdj;ijAk; Qhdj;ijAk;> gFj;jwpitAk;> cupikiaAk; ,oe;jhd;.

,g;NghJ jkpod; jd;id ,e;jpad; vd;gijAk; ,e;J vd;gijAk; kwg;gjhNyNa mf;fl;Lg;ghLfspypUe;Jk;> $l;Lf;fspypUe;Jk; tpLgl;L tpyFtjhNyNa jd;id xU kdpjd; vd;Wk;> Qhdj;Jf;Fk;> tPuj;Jf;Fk;> gFj;jwpTf;Fk;> khdj;Jf;Fk; cupik cilatd; vd;Wk; ,itfSf;F xU fhyj;jpy; ciwtplkhf ,Ue; jtd; vd;Wk; czUthdhthd;.'  (ngupahH- FbauR 1939)