VHP president, Shri Ashok Singhal has appealed to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh to tell the Government of China in clear terms that India regards Tibet as an independent country which is for the time being under Chinese slavery due to trauma of history. In a letter sent to the Prime Minister on March 20, he hoped that the Government of India would put pressure on China to give autonomy to Tibet.
Commenting on the peaceful agitation by the Tibetans in Lhasa and the indiscriminate firing on them in which over a 100 Tibetans were massacred, Shri Singhal said the movement has not yet calmed down and the Government of China has proclaimed people'swar against the Tibetan masses. ?People'sWar is in fact a euphemism for ?guerilla warfare? in Mao'slexicon. It entails that now the Red Army of China would drag out the Tibetan people from their homes and torture and torment them. The outreach of this movement of Tibetan independence is for the first time seen in rural areas of Tibet also. Bharat has been extending its moral support to people fighting for their rights all over the world. But unfortunately, in the context of Tibet, the Government of India has been dittoing the Chinese line, and even in Bharat the Tibetans are being disallowed to peacefully demonstrate against the Chinese atrocities,? the letter said.
Shri Singhal also stressed the need that the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) should take into its hands the work of providing medical treatment to the persons injured in this pogrom orchestrated by the Red Army.