N. S. Venkataraman for Eurasia Review
It is now more than six decades since China forcibly occupied Tibet by sending its military and massacred the protesting Tibetans mercilessly. The Dalai Lama and his followers were left with no alternative other than leaving Tibet and China has been taking stern steps to consolidate its hold over the Tibetan region. It has been systematically taking measures to dilute the Tibetan race by settling native Chinese in Tibet and brainwashing the present 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 been fully successful in crushing the Tibetan spirit. This is more than well proven by the fact that China is not willing to permit citizens from any other country to visit Tibet and see the conditions for themselves in this great Buddhist region. Obviously, China has more to conceal than reveal in Tibet. China is now guarding Tibet with an iron curtain.
The Tibetans in exile have formed a government of their own and are constantly raising their voice about the injustice done to Tibet and demanding freedom and independence for Tibet from China’s aggressive control. Several Tibetan associations are functioning in democratic countries. However, the ground reality is that the cry of Tibetans for free Tibet appears to have become cry in the wilderness as the world, by and large, have ignored the plight of Tibet.
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