Brahma Chellaney in India’s muddle path (March 19) rightly stated that India’s stand on Tibet remains unclear despite the fact that it is the right time to pin down the regime for the release of Tibet from Chinese occupation.india Updated: Mar 20, 2008 23:11 IST
Brahma Chellaney in India’s muddle path (March 19) rightly stated that India’s stand on Tibet remains unclear despite the fact that it is the right time to pin down the regime for the release of Tibet from Chinese occupation. It is sad that the world community and the UN are mute spectators to the repression of Tibetans. India should seize this opportunity and advise the Chinese authority to negotiate with the Dalai Lama for the freedom of Tibet that had been an independent State until it was illegally occupied by China in 1959. India can keep the Chinese at bay by fighting for an independent Tibet.
The Chinese have been guilty of trampling on the religious and cultural traditions of Tibetans. Western democrats have no sympathy for the Tibetans, except as a pretext to embarrass China. The Indian government has been timid in its response to the latest violence in Lhasa. India must urge China to address the resentment of the Tibetan people through dialogue.
Call their bluff
Nilova Roy Chaudhury’s article It’s about options, not co-option (March 20) should be an eye-opener for the opponents of the nuclear deal with the US. Its chief opponents like Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechury and Co. are the same persons who forced Jyoti Basu to decline the post of the PM when it was offered to him in the Nineties. Now the same leaders want the UPA government to commit another historical blunder by not signing the deal. It is time Manmohan Singh called their bluff and signed the deal.
Free the capital
Apropos of the report Legislators face music for bedlam (March 19), the pandemonium in the Delhi assembly is a manifestation of the vulgarity in the wake of restive impatience. If the capital is to have a national character to infuse confidence in the minds of all
its citizens from several parts of the country, the civil administration must be free from party politics.