Saturday, November 22, 2008
Tibetan's Push For Independence of Tibet
By Manuwant Choudhary
The conclave called by the Dalai Lama to gauge the mood of Tibetan-exiles ends in Dharamsala with a resolution that will have to be ratified by the Tibetan parliament-in-exile before it goes to the Dalai Lama for further action, but its now clear that Tibetan's are tired of waiting and although they have full faith in the leadership of the Dalai Lama they have no faith that the Chinese leadership will consider their middle-path approach.
Already, eight rounds of talks for autonomy have failed with the Chinese rejecting all demands of autonomy and so Tibetans now have no option but to push for complete independence.
But its still not clear how the Tibetan's hope to achieve that.
India's Congress Party is hand-in-glove with the Chinese - for them its Hindi-Chini bhai-bhai, with India not just interested in trade with China but they are also conducting joint military exercises with the Chinese.
The Congress Party is not a party..its a bunch of self-seeking cowards who have no policy on anything whatsoever.
The United States is itself undergoing a transition...a weak United States is not good for the Tibetan cause. But the US is weak today also because it laid greater stress on trade with China than dealing with ethical and moral issues like Tibet,
Bill Clinton was among those woolly-eyed Presidents who believed capitalism in China would naturally lead to democracy and naturally this would lead to the Tibetans returning to their homes, within China or without.
This has not happened.
Yesterday, Indian Express editor in his Walk The Talk program said on NDTV how a former Congress President Sitaram Kesri told him on his return from China, "Yeh Cheenee log DTC bus waale ke jaisa hai...wo ishara left ka karte hain aur murte right hain..." (The Chinese are like the Delhi Transport Corporation bus drivers...they give an indication they are turning left but then they turn right.)
On the Tibet issue also China has only misled the world.
Or does the world want to be misled by China?
Even United Kingdom's Prime Minister Gordon Brown has surrendered to China on the Tibet issue. (Why did the UK hand Hong Kong back to China?)
But despite the world , who can deny that the Tibetans must return home?