POLITICS OR UN POLITICS
an accounting student, I learnt about the
posting rule. Wikipedia presents it as
rule (or mailbox rule in the United States, also
known as the "postal rule" or "deposited acceptance rule")
is an exception to the general rule of contract law in common law countries
that acceptance of an offer takes place
when communicated. Under the posting rule, that acceptance takes effect when a
letter is posted (that is, dropped in a post box or
handed to a postal worker). In plain English,
the "meeting of the minds"
necessary to contract formation occurs at the exact moment word of acceptance
is sent via post by
the person accepting it, rather than when that acceptance is received by the person who
offered the contract.
The rules of contracts
by post (postal rules) include the following:
An offer made by
post/letter is not effective until received by the offeree.
effective as soon as it is posted.
to be effective, it must be received by the offeree before they post their
letter of acceptance.]
meeting of the minds brings about commonness. One does not need ‘proof’ to
confirm such completion. This applies to Governance also. When the government
facilitates through its structure and due processes, to receive communications
from the public, it is an offer to
become one-minded. Hence such a facility is available in civilized structures.
When the Public communicate with the government through such process the experience
is completed, even if the other side does not read it. In other words, our
relationship is with the position and not the individual currently in the
position. In the postal rule – the government is the
medium that is believed to do its duty.
Hindu culture, the guru is always required to be taken as right. It is the parallel of immunity
to Head of State. The guru may seem wrong as per the individual currently
occupying the position of guru. But the guru who follows Due Processes is the custodian
of all powers that brought about position and maintained it plus the current
occupier’s contribution. Due Processes are the dynamic Energies of the that we inherited from past.
The position is the static Energy.
Energy could be positive or negative. When positive, it provides good order.
When negative it promotes disorder.
I learnt from Tamil News that Ms Siobhain McDonagh MP of UK Parliament
expressing support for protestors against the Sri Lankan government, in
relation to the demolition of war memorial within the premises of the
University of Jaffna. This morning, I received a video clip under the subject
heading ‘Lankan humanity’ with the following remarks:
[A most uncivilised act. There will never be
any peace. Government always want trouble with the minority and it has become
their only policy. Lanka, it is shame on you. ]
video clip, Ms Siobhain
McDonagh MP states :
[I am writing
to outline my strong concern following the destruction of the Mullivaikal Tamil
Genocide Memorial Monument at Jaffna University in Sri Lanka.
Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Tamil Community, I have
this weekend been contacted by thousands of members of the Tamil Community
stating their distress at this deeply worrying attack on Tamil remembrance. I
understand that the memorial was unveiled in 2019 to mark the 10 year
anniversary of the killings at Mullivaikal, serving as a hugely important
memorial site for the Tamil Community. It’s destruction completely undermines
the process of truth, justice and accountability that will set Sri Lanka on a
path to lasting peace]
both communications, the place where the war monument was erected has been given least importance. The
structure would have been of positive value in the areas occupied and ruled by
the LTTE which also contributed to ‘Mullivaikal Tamil Genocide’. The name has been taken from the minds of
politicians such as Mr C V Wigneswaran who categorised what happened as
Genocide. In effect the accusation will then go not to elevate armed combatants
but to classify those who caused the civilian deaths of their own culture – as barbarians.
Before asking the Sri Lankan high
commissioner, Ms Siobhain
McDonagh ought to have arrived at a conclusion – based on UK’s past. The
example that comes to mind is the Amritsar Massacre pictured above. Would it be
appropriate for a monument to be erected for this within the premises of Oxford
background to this in which General Dyer who became known as the Butcher of Amritsar is
[On 11 April, Marcella
Sherwood, an elderly English missionary, fearing for the safety of the
approximately 600 Indian children under her care, was on her way to shut the
schools and send the children home. While travelling through a
narrow street called the Kucha Kurrichhan, she was caught by a mob who
violently attacked her. She was rescued by some local Indians, including the
father of one of her pupils, who hid her from the mob and then smuggled her to
the safety of Gobindgarh Fort. After visiting Sherwood on 19 April, the Raj's
local commander, Colonel Dyer, enraged at the assault, issued an order
requiring every Indian man using that street to crawl its length on his hands
and knees as a punishment. Colonel Dyer later explained to a
British inspector: "Some Indians crawl face downwards in front of their gods. I wanted them to know that a British woman is as
sacred as a Hindu god and therefore they have to crawl in front of her, too." He also authorised the indiscriminate, public whipping
of locals who came within lathi length of British policemen. Marcella
Sherwood later defended Colonel Dyer, describing him "as the saviour of
As in the current issue at University of
Jaffna, those affected back then, were polarized. Wikipedia presents:
both the British and Indian peoples. Eminent author Rudyard Kipling declared at the time that Dyer "did his duty as he
saw it". This incident shocked Rabindranath Tagore (the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate) to such an extent that he renounced his knighthood and
stated that "such mass murderers aren't worthy of giving any title to
The problem of abuse happens when those carrying out the
orders are ‘free’ to reason as per their own mind structure. The question is
whether we are supporting Academic Independence or Freedom of Expression
through majority support. Former grows tall and would support the latter so
long as the latter does not protest against the former. This is the role that
British Tamils have to undertake. Complaining to the UK government is to
effectively handover power to the British! Any belief based support – needs to
be confidential. The open involvement by Politicians is effectively invasion of
privacy of University of Jaffna which is entitled to find its own solutions –
for better or for worse.
structure that was demolished was ‘negative’ Energy at the University of
Jaffna. Those who believe in Academic independence would have rejected it and would
continue to reject that Energy. The above two leaders would handover weaker
academic heritage and stronger war heritage to their heirs – starting with
their children and grandchildren. They confirm also lack of respect for their
own gurus and the due process of higher learning .