Each day there is more pressure mounting on Russia and its aggressive approach in Ukraine.
Yesterday NATO suspending its cooperation with the Russians.
What is happening in Ukraine is unacceptable.
But where was the response of the world when China marched into Tibet more than 50 years ago and massacred thousands?
Many Tibetan refugees are living in India and Nepal.
Also yesterday, a Human Rights Watch report said Tibetans in Nepal “face excessive use of force by police, preventive detention, torture and ill-treatment when detained.”
In 1959, the Dalai Lama fled Tibet and many with him. By 1960, the International Commission of Jurists found there was a cultural genocide in Tibet at the hands of the Chinese.
There are claims that approximately 1.2 million Tibetans have died of starvation and violence since 1950, when China first occupied Tibet.
Still, the world has done very little. Abuse of the Tibetan people continues to this day.
China is a powerful country and nobody wants to stand up to it, but so is Russia.
What is the difference?
The Dalai Lama was willing to concede that Tibet simply become part of China in an effort to stop the abuse. The Chinese wouldn’t accept this and said it was a trick.
“In spite of the atrocious crimes the Chinese have committed in our country, I have absolutely no hatred in my heart for the Chinese people. I believe that one of the curses and dangers of the present age is to blame nations for the crimes of individuals,” the Dalai Lama said, in the book My Spiritual Journey.
The Dalai Lama’s time left on earth is short. Will he ever be able to return to his homeland?