THE COLD WAR IN ASIA – THE PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE OF INDIA, TIBET, AND CHINA
In 1954, India signed an agreement with People’s Republic of China formulated on the Principles of Peaceful Coexistence of nations. This agreement does not mention it in words, but is based upon the presumption that the political institution of Dalai Lama will continue to exercise meaningful role across the entire Himalayan region including Mongolia. As of today, both India and Tibet are asking for meaningful autonomy for Tibet and safeguarding Tibetan Institutions of Governance.
India, China can peacefully coexist as “Brothers” if that relationship includes recognition of Tibet as ‘Brother’ with Brotherhood Rights to Self-Governance.
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Doklam row not serious, Hindi, Chini Bhai-Bhai, says Dalai Lama
By Boyd Miles
“There is some tension ‘but I do not think it is very serious. We need to make distinction between people and governments”.
Speaking in Delhi on Wednesday, the Dalai Lama used a phrase from Indo-China diplomacy of the 1950s to say: “Eventually, Hindi-Chini bhai bhai is the only way ahead [for India and China]”. Dalai Lama said, “Eventually, “Hindi-Chini- Bhai Bhai” is the only way; the two big nations, you have to live side by side”.
India is for a simultaneous withdrawal from Doklam, which, it says, belongs to its other neighbor Bhutan. “India and China have to live side by side”, he said.
“The responsibility for the institution of the Dalai Lama is also of the Himalayan region and Mongolia”, he said but emphasized that the next Dalai Lama may not have a political role to play in future and that China should not worry about his role. Beijing had then warned New Delhi of adverse consequences.
However, China will only up the ante now that the Dalai Lama has spoken on the issue.
The Dalai Lama has been strongly criticized by Beijing as a “splittist” threatening China’s unity while he is revered in India and the rest of the world as a spiritualist. He asserted that as India provides freedom, he is capable of doing many things and is getting more opportunity to share.
India had granted political asylum to the Dalai Lama who fled his homeland almost six decades ago, as a young monk of 24, to save himself from the Chinese Army, who sought to crush the mass uprising in Tibet against what they described as “China’s imperialist designs”.
“Our small Tibetan community fully practices democracy and I am an admirer of democracy”.
The Dalai Lama said the Chinese people are now enjoying greater freedom in comparison to those who lived four decades ago and praised President Xi Jinping for his fight against corruption.