In 1951, a tragedy was played out on the Roof of the World, on the most peaceful people on Earth. Irony died in shame as Tibet’s annexation by brute force, by one of the most ruthless regimes in the history of the planet, was termed a ‘peaceful liberation’.
India and China both have several thousand years old civilisational histories but never along the nearly 4,000-km long borders did they ever have a common boundary.
It was only after the annexation of Tibet and trampling of the rights of the majority Buddhists that Beijing (then Peking) forced a common frontier with India.
The invasion and the subsequent subjugation of the Tibetan Buddhists is one of the darkest chapters in history on how a ruthless Maoist party-government wreaked havoc on the fundamental and natural rights of the original inhabitants.
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