TGTE to gather ‘Freedom Demands’ from Tamils all over the globe for the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter

19 February 2013
Press release: TGTE Media

Prime Minister of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam speaking to the Press last Sunday announced the promulgation of the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter in May as a major undertaking of the TGTE: “As Tamils envision the future and look forward to the fruition of the dream of Tamil Eelam, the Freedom Charter containing the ‘Freedom Demands’ of Tamils across the globe would be a cornerstone of Tamil Freedom,” the Prime minister said.

Aspiring to take the Vaddukoddai Resolution forward as the TGTE moves towards realizing its goal, and taking inspiration from Britain’s Ma’gna Car’ta, the Freedom Charter of the African National Congress (ANC) as well as the Palestinian National Charter, the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter the Prime Minister said, “will enshrine the ‘Freedom Demands’ of the people.”

The TGTE would be releasing a booklet explaining the Freedom Charter, its purpose and significance on February 24th in Buffalo. Most importantly, the booklet would contain a questionnaire that seeks the people’s input with a view to determining the people’s ‘Freedom Demands’ that would ultimately form the basis for the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter. ‘Town Hall’ style meetings and the electronic medium would be used to secure the people’s input.

The promulgation of the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter would be made on 18th May during the TGTE International Conference scheduled for the 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th (morning) of May 2013,” he further stated.

It was announced that the Prime Minister will be having an open discussion with the public on the Tamil Eelam Freedom Charter this Sunday 24th Feb 2013 in Buffalo.

When asked about TGTE’s strategy for the March UNHRC session, the TGTE is focusing on two major issues, the Prime Minister said: “Firstly calling for an international independent investigation with a view to bringing justice for the victims of genocide; Secondly TGTE will focus on Tamil ethnocentric human rights violations rather than ethno neutral violations.”

In addition the TGTE will launch a signature campaign along with other entities demanding the “Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide make public the report on the plight of Tamils during the final stages of the armed conflict that his predecessor had initially prepared and not released which the ‘UN Internal Review Panel’ had made mention of in its report.”

The TGTE will also launch a signature campaign in connection with its call for an international protection mechanism in the NorthEast. The TGTE wants an UN Human Rights Field Presence in the NorthEast to monitor and protect the people as envisaged by the Secretary General himself in 2007 and is calling for more foreign embassies there.

The TGTE wants the investigation to centre on Genocide in addition to Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes. The TGTE Prime Minister urged the US to include in the resolution it would be introducing at this session, a provision for an international Independent investigation.

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