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By S Thayaparan

Agree with him or not, Uthaya deserves respect

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win."

- Mahatma Gandhi

COMMENT I do not feel sorry for my friend P Uthayakumar. Uthayakumar never needed anyone's pity but he was never afraid to ask for help even from the hands that fed him even though he often times bit those very same hands. He never shied away from expressing his cause in the most provocative language possible; to ensure that there would be no ambiguity from where he was coming from.

His attempt at downplaying the schism within Hindraf was perhaps the only time Uthayakumar paid homage to the political game and the result was catastrophic to his cause and him...