7 December 2016
Australian Tamil Congress mourns the passing of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram on Monday, 5 December 2016. Tamil Nadu and its people have lost a brave and charismatic leader who charted a fearless path in politics with courage and conviction. We share the pain of the millions of her distraught admirers, who saw her as a caring politician, champion of women’s rights and an advocate of the economic emancipation of the State’s poor.
The Late Chief Minister gave voice for the suffering Tamils of neighbouring Sri Lanka and steadfastly appealed for a holistic solution for the long unresolved ethnic conflict in the country. As an astute politician and powerful state leader of influence and conviction, her demise is a great loss for all Tamils and will be felt all over India in many ways.
May she attain moksha. Om Shanti.