01 May 2021
THE MALABAR GENES - CAUSE OF EASTER BOMBINGS?
Most of us have knowledge that genes are inherited. As per my external knowledge the Covid19 virus also lethal due to gene variation. Do we inherit characteristics through cultural pathways?
As per Colombo Gazette article ‘Investigations launched into Bathiudeen’s Kerala connections’:
[The Intelligence Bureau in India and Kerala Police have launched an investigation into the links between Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen and Kerala after he was arrested by Sri Lankan Police in connection with the April 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, the New Indian Express reported.
As per intelligence officials, Rishad’s father hailed from Padna in Kasaragod and he was in touch with a few persons in the region.
All this knowledge would not help prevent the cultural spread of armed retaliation. When performed to protect one’s sovereignty it is positive and v.v. The LTTE was given refuge in India’s Tamil Nadu due to this reason. Likewise, Islamic State to Muslims.
It is the government’s responsibility to prevent such attacks. But at the level of the individual, one who has the ‘freedom’ genes would be comfortable even in prison, provided, as per her/his conscience s/he fought as per the dictates of that conscience and not due to external factors.
If for example, Muslim attackers and LTTE shared common genes, then when isolated, those genes would activate them.
As per Hindustan Times article ‘SL Muslims' historical links with India’ :
[Sri Lanka's indigenous Muslims, called Ceylon Moors, like other communities in the island, have had historical ties with India, especially Tamil Nadu and Kerala in South India
Today, sadly, these links are very weak, if they exist at all. And they are neither remembered nor acknowledged.
Political exigencies arising from the redrawing of international boundaries after the collapse of the British Empire have put up barriers between the Ceylon Moors and India.
New identities were created, and are being constantly created. New links are forged in response to new stimuli, both domestic and international.
But India's impact on the Ceylon Moors (a community distinct from Indian Moors who are more recent Muslim migrants from India) cannot be ignored because it can be seen in the language, culture and practices of the community.
The active links have snapped, but the legacy is there for all to see.
Ceylon Moors are of Arab descent. Although from the earliest times, Arabs from the Gulf had been coming straight to the island for trade, the really significant migration for settlement came via the Malabar coast in what is now Kerala……..]
The question then arises as to whether isolated Tamil Communities from Malabar Coast for whom Thesawalamai law was coded, were genetically connected more to Muslims from the Malabar Coast than to Tamils who were practicing the Common Law inherited largely from the British.
The parallel here in Australia has been published by ABC through academic article ‘Researchers demystify the secrets of ancient Aboriginal migration across Australia’:
["No-one has 70 thousand years of oral history, but it doesn't mean that there's not deep stories that are associated with land," Professor Russell said."These modelling papers are important because they give us they're a heuristic device for which we can then start to imagine what the past might have been like."]
Where folks are culturally isolated due to Government policy and/or negligence, it would be wrong to punish them through laws that are called ‘Common’ but are effectively ‘foreign’ to those folks. Be it the indigenous community in Australia or Sri Lanka, the respective governments need to first clear themselves of the above wrongs to rule out isolation by government before applying the common law. In Sri Lanka, where Tamils & Muslims are isolated by policy, the Buddhist government has no moral authority to punish except through objectively measurable evidence of wrong doing in common area.