This is the time to consolidate the actions toward attainable goals. Let’s focus what can be delivered to the Indian community over next 10 years or so. Most of your leadership is comprised of lawyers. You know the lay of the legal system in Malaysia. You must find ways in this legal system that can help Indians. This must be Gandhian like struggle. Anything else would only welcome unnecessary distraction. Too many Indians are not aware about what the constitution says and what the legal systems can and cannot do for them.
You leadership team is in a good position to bring forward legal awareness to the Indian community. You can make the public understand what unjust laws are and how these laws marginalize the community directly or indirectly. You can help Indians to organize peacefully and be in solidarity. Hindraf should work with the government for the welfare of Indian community whenever possible. Hindraf must work against the government for the welfare of Indians community if a workable solution is not an option with the government. The paramount goal is the welfare of Indian community. The government is second to welfare of Indian community. Don’t be like MIC.
Although the whole Indian community may not be behind your actions at this time, they are behind your means to an end. The Indians know they are marginalized in Malaysia. Many are simply not saying so publicly out of fear for their families. There are minority of Indians who think the government does not marginalize Indians. The grassroots Indians do not share the opinion of these upper class Indian suck ups. Hindraf should be the backbone and defender of the undefended. Hindraf has two battles to fight. One battle is to stand up against the government in defending Indians. The other is to stand up against anyone who distracts Hindraf from bringing a fresh change to grassroots Indians in Malaysia.
It is unfortunate that our own ethnic kind can stab our community just so that they can cozy up to their masters. But such is the reality in any social struggle. It is important that Hindraf understand the consequence to the Indian community if they fail in this struggle.