Periyar, leader of South Indian Dravidians (left), Jinnah (you idiots should know ), B. R. Ambedkar, leader of Dalits (right)
Periyar was clear about the concept of a separate multi-linguistic nation, comprising Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada areas, that is roughly corresponding to the then existing Madras Presidency with adjoining areas into a federation guaranteeing protection of minorities, including religious, linguistic, and cultural freedom of the people.
The proposition was made with a view to safeguarding the national self-respect of Dravidians threatened by Indo-Aryan culture, language, political leadership, and business interests.
A separatist conference was held in June 1940 at Kanchipuram when Periyar released the map of the proposed Dravida Nadu. With the promised grant of full self-government after World War II, and posed another threat to the Indian Freedom Movement However, it failed to get British approval.
On the contrary, Periyar received sympathy and support from people such as B. R. Ambedkar (leader of Dalits) and Muhammad Ali Jinnah for his views on the Congress, and for his opposition to Hindi. They then decided to convene a movement to resist the Congress.
By the 1940s, Periyar supported Muslim League's claim for a separate Pakistan, and expected its support in return.
In an interview with the Governor of Madras, Jinnah, the main leader of Muslim League, said that India should be divided into four regions: Dravidistan, Hindustan, Bengalistan and Pakistan; Dravidistan would approximately consist of the area under the Madras Presidency.
Jinnah stated "I have every sympathy and shall do all to help, and you establish Dravidistan where the 7 per cent Muslim population will stretch its hands of friendship and live with you on lines of security, justice and fairplay."
Jinnah believed there would be four countries. Pakistan, Hindustan, Bengalistan and Dravidistan. We only see three.
Why aren't you Pakistanis supporting the fourth?
Please understand the issue, first, by reading the other thread.
The leader of the Dravidian movement and the ideological child of Periyar is Karunanidhi in the party DMK. There is also a Vaiko
The Tamils have this sentiment and want freedom.
If you have your own country and freedom, why not allow others the same right?
Spread the word
Having a free Tamil Eelam without Tamil Nadu is like saying you have a free Kosovo with an occupied Albania or a free Northern Ireland with an occupied Ireland.
Write this at the end: