On 8th May 2018, Thirumani, a young tourist from Chennai was killed by the Kashmiri separatist stone-pelters in Budgam, Jammu & Kashmir. The entire nation was in a state of sorrow because of this tragic incident, this news was discussed almost for an entire day in several Media houses.
— Republic (@republic) May 8, 2018
This should be condemned from all points. My heart goes out to Thirumani. We will try to see that every tourist is safe here: Thakur Abhijit Singh, Spokesperson, PDP #NoMercyForPelters pic.twitter.com/5CgE1BeOW0
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 8, 2018
Cold blooded murder of a 22-year-old smiling Thirumani (from Thiruvalluvar, Tamil Nadu) in Budgam, #Kashmir by separatist fringe stone pelters is a wake up call for those pseudo-liberals who continue to back terrorists in #Kashmir. #IndiaVsPelters will become a nationwide call. pic.twitter.com/bYyuSO0kaS
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) May 8, 2018
Deputy News Editor and Tamil Nadu Bureau Chief of Times Now, Shabbir Ahmed, posted a tweet, which apparently was a statement made by the father of Thirumani. Unfortunately the tweet is not entirely true.
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) May 10, 2018
When we watch the actual video by Times Now which was referred by Shabbir Ahmed, the father of the deceased said that no one from the Central Government hasn’t met him yet. He further added that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaadi Palanisamy and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam didn’t meet him, but all the other Minsters of State Government met him and provided their condolences. It has also been reported that Tamil Nadu Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, Ma Foi K.Pandiarajan even handed over funds through a cheque, when he visited the family of the deceased.
காஷ்மீர் கலவரத்தில் உயிரிழந்த திருமணி உடலுக்கு அமைச்சர் மாஃபா பாண்டியராஜன், திருவள்ளூர் ஆட்சியர் சுந்தரவள்ளி அஞ்சலி.#KashmirViolence | #Thirumani | @mafoikprajan | #SundaravalliIAS pic.twitter.com/HIRDcPWDj6
— Thanthi TV (@ThanthiTV) May 8, 2018
— Ethirajan Srinivasan (@Ethirajans) May 11, 2018
Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Tamilisai Soundarajan had met the father of the deceased as a representative of the BJP led Central Government. These pictures have been widely circulated in social media.
காஷ்மீரில்..பிரிவினைவாதிகளின் கல்லெறிதலால்..காயமுற்று..உயிரிழந்த..தமிழக..இளைஞர்..திருமணியின்..உடலுக்கு..அஞ்சலி ..தீவிரவாதமும்..பிரிவினைவாதமும்..நம்மண்ணிலிருந்து…அகற்றப்பட்டே ஆகவேண்டும்… pic.twitter.com/1VLOIHzsxu
— Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan (@DrTamilisaiGuv) May 8, 2018
Former BJP MP Tarun Vijay had also organized a meeting to pay homage to the deceased and also to discuss this issue in order to pressurise the Kashmir government to take strict actions on the accused stone pelters.
Tearful homage to #RThirumani, Former Solicitor Gen Thiru Mohan Parasaran, RSS leader @kumarnandaj , Kashmir Pandit leader Ravinder Pandita, JNU,Tamil students union leaders, Tamil Sangam , intellectuals from Lady Shri Ram College, UNICEF attend. #IICDELHI. Demand stern action pic.twitter.com/Caw5EV8n84
— Tarun Vijay தருண் விஜய் भारत के वीर सैनिकों की जय (@Tarunvijay) May 10, 2018
When such events had happened, how did Ahmed Shabbir tweet, “None from Central & State Government attended his son funeral”? This in-spite of the fact that Thirumani’s father had corrected himself on the same video. Clearly this tweet has exposed his agenda to defame the Central and State Government by hiding certain facts.
Certain Tamil media houses have been extremely biased on this issue. When various Media channels across India had discussed this issue for hours condemning stone pelters, most of the Tamil media houses just gave a vague coverage to this issue and didn’t even condemn this cruel activity of the Kashmiri separatist stone pelters. As the deceased is of Tamil origin, the Tamil media should have given maximum coverage condemning stone pelters, which didn’t happen.
Why didn’t Tamil media raise their voice against the Kashmiri separatist stone pelters? Most of the Tamil Media didn’t give this news as much coverage as they did to a recent hit job on NEET?
Also there has been not a single statement from DMK working President Stalin, MDMK founder Vaiko, PMK Leader Dr Andumani Ramadoss and Naam Tamilar Katchi coordinator Sebastian Seeman on this tragic issue. It is to be noted that Seeman has shared a stage with Kashmiri separatists Yasin Malik and Geelani in the past to condemn violence against Kashmiris.
Who killed Tamil boy Thirumani?
Ans: Stone pelters of Kashmir belonging to separatists groups like Yasin Malik & Geelani
And Do you know who shared stage with Yasin Malik in TN
Ans : Our Seeman Anna
Seeman must apologize#JusticeForThirumani pic.twitter.com/985pdLLmlU
— Girish (Headhunter) (@girishs2) May 8, 2018
We can see only silence from actor turned politician, Kamal Haasan, who usually talks only on those issues which can be manipulated into anti-state or anti-central government. Clearly the silence for Thirumani exposes certain Tamil Journalists, Tamil Politicians and all the self-proclaimed saviours of the Tamil society