It has now been more than six decades since China forcibly occupied Tibet by sending in its army and mercilessly slaughtering protesting Tibetans. The Dalai Lama and his supporters had no choice but to leave Tibet and China has taken severe measures to consolidate its hold over the Tibetan region. He has systematically taken steps to dilute the Tibetan race by settling ethnic Chinese in Tibet and brainwashing the current generation of Tibetans who have not seen the Dalai Lama. China is trying to rewrite the history of Tibet.
However, it is now clearly seen that China has not fully succeeded in crushing the Tibetan spirit. This is more than well proven by the fact that China is unwilling to allow citizens of any other country to visit Tibet and see for themselves the conditions in this great Buddhist region. Clearly, China has more to hide than to reveal in Tibet. China is now guarding Tibet with an iron curtain.
Tibetans in exile have formed their own government and constantly raise their voices against the injustice done in Tibet and demand Tibet’s freedom and independence from the aggressive control of China. Several Tibetan associations operate in democratic countries. However, the basic reality is that the Tibetan cry for a free Tibet seems to have turned into a cry in the wilderness as the world, on the whole, has ignored Tibet’s plight.
While India made it possible for Tibetans to live and run their government in exile in India, India did nothing more. Once in a way, the US government expressed concern about the plight of Tibetans, but did nothing more. It seems that the US government thinks that it has given the freedom to Tibetan associations to operate in the United States is sufficient for now.
A basic reality is that over the past six decades, many Tibetan families originally from Tibet have migrated to other countries and the descendants of the families have become citizens of other countries. While worried about the humiliation suffered by Tibet at the hands of the Chinese government, they could do nothing more and seem to hope against all hopes that a miracle would occur in the future when Tibet regains its freedom and its freedom. glory. . Today, no one knows if this would happen and how it would happen.
In the 1960s, when China entered Tibet, India could have been a country that could have protested and called it an illegitimate act of the Chinese government. On the other hand, then Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who is himself a well-known historian, failed in his duty and practically endorsed China’s occupation of Tibet. Later, to add insult to injury, Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee, who was an experienced politician and should know better, practically sealed Tibet’s fate by officially approving China’s occupation of Tibet.
Therefore, history would record that apart from China, India was also the main country which acted against the interests of Tibet by keeping silent on the Chinese aggression and providing some kind of endorsement for it. unacceptable occupation of Tibet by China. When India acted in this way, the world also remained silent, leaving Tibet alone and Tibetans to lead the battle for freedom alone.
Now is the time for India to redeem its historic mistake by approving China’s occupation of Tibet.
Today, India bears the brunt of China’s expansionist ambitions and more than once has to fight against China to protect its borders. China claims the Indian province of Arunachal Pradesh and has made no secret of its ambition to control and subdue India’s progress in any way it can.
At present, China regards India as its first enemy while it regards the United States as its competitor. With Afghanistan under the control of the Taliban and Pakistan and China, India’s most bitter enemy, working in unison and Islamic terrorists targeting India, India must fight China back on the wall.
China has already done enough harm to India, unless it sends its forces to occupy the Indian province of Arunachal Pradesh. Under such circumstances, India trying to appease China or buy peace with China is a wasteful and even humiliating exercise.
China’s occupation of Tibet is a great military threat to India and it is known that China is already building a solid military base in Tibet, targeting India.
India now has no alternative but to assert itself against China without any absurdity. It must expose China’s aggressive territorial ambitions in the eyes of the world, and the world must be made to realize that despite its military and economic might, China has now become a villain of peace due to its undisguised ambition to ” broaden its horizon militarily and economically in Asia and Africa.
India needs to put China in its place and let China know that India will not be a sitting duck.
The only and effective way to do this is to recognize the Tibetan government in exile as the legitimate government of Tibet. If India sounded the cat like that, it would certainly clear her conscience. Perhaps countries like the United States and other democratic countries would follow suit, this would be the starting point for Tibet to regain its independence and freedom. The ball is clearly in India’s court on the Tibetan issue.
At present, several countries are concerned about China’s intentions and methods and blockages are forming between countries mainly to subdue China. Now is the time to strike while the iron is hot.
By recognizing Tibet as an independent country, India will create strong resistance in the forward march of China’s territorial ambition plans and strategies.
In the process, the world would become a better place, as the world would have done its duty to restore Tibet’s freedom and the country’s glory and give Tibet its rightful place in the world arena.