Shrikanth Krishnamachary
@shrikanth_krish | 6,858 followers
Plebiscites are dangerous and problematic because you are letting the zeitgeist of a given moment in history and the whims and passions of that moment to influence the fate of nations, and national boundaries for centuries to come.
Makkal Needhi Maiam leader Kamal Hassan at an event in Chennai yesterday: Why India is not holding a plebiscite in Kashmir? What are they (Indian government) afraid of?
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As Edmund Burke articulated, civilization is not the work of a single generation. It is a contract between the past, the present and the future

So the "present" influenced by the zeitgeist, has no right to impose radical changes driven by its whims on generations to come
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@shrikanth_krish You're expecting too much from somebody who's famous for faking emotions.
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Only need to look at the Brexit mess. Should put the world off referendums forever
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@shrikanth_krish are you sure that his demand is a result of whims & passion of this moment & has nothing to do with 30 year of brutal war with endless cycle of violence??
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@shrikanth_krish Yeah exactly. Look at the mess UK is in currently.
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@shrikanth_krish This hypocrite Kamal wouldn't agree to a plebiscite to ban a religious text that promotes terrorism or to make India a Hindu stare. Selective calls for plebiscites are just stupid posturing.
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