Tuesday, May 24, 2011


" A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth" - Joseph Goebbels

Sino-Tibetan problem is highly a complex and sensitive issue, which was bonded by the myths of great imperialist (British), and the strength of a post colonized emerging power (China). In the mid 20th Century, Tibet was sandwiched between the great powers, who had gambled Tibet for their own sake. The great games were played with Tibet, and China still plays and holds their position tight with the barrel of a gun. After British left India, China's interest on Tibet was materialized and started positioning their stronghold base in Tibet. During the invasion, Tibetan resistant movement fought many battles and sacrificed their life for their country and Dharma (Buddhism). Unfortunately, ill-equipped small local contingent of Tibetan warriors could not match the size of well equipped merciless intruder. It took nearly a decade for China to fully occupy Tibet.

Interpreting Chinese definition of liberation in Tibet

New Delhi (May 23): China has violated terms of an agreement it signed on May 23, 1951 with Tibet by denying the promised “national regional autonomy” to the Tibetan people in running their affairs apart from international relations and defence, concluded the speakers at a panel discussion titled 17-Point Agreement: Liberation or Occupation of Tibet held yesterday at the India International Center in New Delhi.

The discussion consisting of such distinguished speakers as Dr. Swaran Singh, Professor for Diplomacy & Disarmament at Jawaharlal Nehru University; Dr. Naresh Mathur, a Supreme Court lawyer; and Mr. Bhaskar Roy, an eminent China analyst was chaired by Ambassador Dalip Mehta, former ambassador to Bhutan and the Central Asian Republics of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

Monday, May 16, 2011


“Political tsunami has been going on in Tibet. Now these days there is a real danger of Tibetan Buddhist culture being destroyed. Some kind of cultural genocide is going on in Tibet."-THE DALAI LAMA

In 2008, Tibet uprising was mercilessly cracked down by the Chinese leaders and had blamed the exiled Tibetan leader for inciting the mass protest in all over Tibet. A year later, East Turkestan burnt into a wild fire of protest, however it was unexpectedly short lived.

On 16 March 2011, Phuntsog, a young Tibetan monk of Kirti Monastery in Ngaba, northeastern Tibet immolated himself in protest against the repressive Chinese policies inside Tibet . Soon after his death, thousands of armed personnel cordoned off the monastery, which is considered an important buddhist learning institution, that houses over 2,500 monks. When the lay people showed their solidarity with the monks, security personnels barricaded the roads and check posts were erected on roadsides connecting to Ngaba, so to observe and limit the mobility, the supply routes are cut off, communication links were disturbed, and rigorous patriotic reeducation campaign has been carried out in the monastery. Medias and foreigners are banned to visit Ngaba. Exiled Human Rights agency recorded that 300 monks were detained in extralegal black jail. When the hundreds of local elders tried to stop the Chinese armed forces in entering the monastery, three were beaten to death.1

Thursday, May 5, 2011


It is yet again a sad moment for us as we condole the tragic and untimely demise of H.E. Dorjee Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, who was killed in a chopper crash with four others at Lobothang near Tawang.

For the last couple of days, we prayed for his life after his chopper went missing in the rough terrains of Tawang. Thousands of armed personals, local volunteers and government officials went on search for days in a wet and rugged mountains. Indian Air Force Mi17 choppers and Sukhoi jets were also deployed. The Satellite images were also used to narrow down the search mission. But, the rough weather and rain halted the operation in between. Unfortunately, on 04 May, his charred body was discovered along with others at the height of 4,900 metres amidst the debris of chopper.

On that very morning, I was working on my computer like any other normal day with some hope that Khandu will be back fine and fit with others. All of a sudden, My friend buzzed me in my facebook and texted me 'Sad News'. I was shocked!! It is indeed a very sad news to not only the people of Arunachal Pradesh, but also the Tibetan People. We loss one of our true friend, who was with us during the difficult times. Those friends are hard to find and we will miss him dearly.