Abdullah has yet to reply to a handwritten invitation from five-year-old Vwaishhnnavi, the only daughter of Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy, who had submitted it at the PM’s Department on Jan 22. He is in self-imposed exile in
Yet another appeal has been sent to the premier to keep a Valentine’s date with children on Saturday....but will the response be yet more silence? Supporters of the Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) hope not.Why is it that important that the children want the Prime Minister to receive them?
“Please protect me and others coming to Parliament from the brutal attack of police who may use tear gas and chemical (-laced) water. Mr PM, I am coming because I want to give you beautiful flowers... You must wait for me at Parliament to take my roses.”
"He is our leader. He should meet us to listen to what we have to say, as he is serving us (citizens). The dialogue should be directly between us and him, (with) no middlemen (involved)."
Teacher K Krishnan, 58, said with a smile: "This is a peaceful gesture shown by courageous children and we do hope that (Abdullah) will attend.
Uncle, follow me.
On Feb 6, Vwaishhnnavi submitted another letter at the Human Rights Commission of
Asked what they had in mind if denied a police permit to assemble outside Parliament, a representative said the peaceful gathering would go on even if a permit is not issued. An application will be submitted to the police.
“We will apply for the permit, (so) grant us the permit. We will abide by all the laws and regulations. We’ll never break any laws. We’re only worried that they (the police) will set a bad example."
To a suggestion that the group would be using children to further its goals, he said the gathering on Feb 16 is to educate the younger generation and impress on them the need to struggle for their rights.
“We are taking them (along) with the consent of their parents. We are doing this for their future,” he said.
PEOPLE, IF THE COMMISSIONERS WILL NOT ACCOMPANY THE CHILDREN, I WILL....I MAY NOT BE THE BEST PROTECTOR THE CHILDREN WILL HAVE UNLESS YOU PEOPLE JOIN US. OK? LETS DO IT. LETS TELL THE CHILDREN THAT WE CARE.
THE KIDS DON'T CARE WHO WE ARE,
OR HOW MUCH WE KNOW
HOW MUCH WE CARE!