Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A warning coming too late?

IndianExpress.com :: Why Tibet matters

This is a great piece by Sonia Jabbar on why Tibet matters to India. Fact-filled and hard-hitting, it exposes the soft underbelly of our government's wishy-washy thinking.

A couple of things to summarize:
1. China has already dammed headwaters of the Brahmaputra and the Sutlej. These dams are in Tibet.
2. Making Tibet autonomous (and thereby under the influence of the Dalai Lama) will render it oriented towards India thereby causing a virtual loss of 26% of China's land.
3. Recognizing Tibet as "an integral part of China" was done for the first time by the NDA government in 2003. And this is tantamount to giving up India's claim on Arunachal Pradesh.

Read the illuminating and well-written piece. It sure woke me up.

Will you support Tibet after this or not? What about the ones who are so sure of themselves that the Olympic movement and politics do not mix for them?

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