Times Now. Read the original article here.New Delhi: A majority of Indians want restoring Tibet’s historic status as a buffer zone in order to prevent border conflicts between India and China.
Responding to IANS C-Voter Tibet Poll question ‘Do you think it is important to restore the historic status of Tibet as a buffer zone or a zone of peace in order to prevent border conflicts between India and China’, 73.7 per cent of the respondents answered in affirmative while 13.8 per cent said ‘No’.
12.6 per cent Indians said they couldn’t comment on the matter.
80 per cent Indians support free Tibet
The survey was conducted based on a sample size of 3,000 people spread all over the country.
In terms of gender, 13.4 per cent male replied they couldn’t comment, 72.8 per cent agreed with the query, while 13.8 per cent said ‘No’. Among females, 74.7 per cent agreed, 13.7 per cent answered in the negative, while 11.7 per cent said they couldn’t comment, IANS reported.
’80 per cent believe India’s actions can bolster Tibetan cause’
In the 25-34 age group, 12.2 per cent were undecided, 72.5 per cent agreed while 15.3 per cent answered in the negative.
46 per cent Indians feel that international human rights organisations have done little to help the Tibetan cause.
A whopping 80 per cent Indians support free Tibet and feel that India can make a difference to the Tibetan cause.
With anti-China emotions running high in India more people are willing to back Tibet and its cause; however, it requires a clear understanding of the ground situation and more people need to be educated about India’s historic ties with Tibet.