By K.N. Pandita
Tibet is in news. India has the compulsion to closely watch the developments in the controversial region. This is because India has given asylum to thousands of Tibetan refugees and the Dalai Lama has established his headquarter in exile in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh.
Beijing official spokesperson says that about ten Tibetan demonstrators were killed in the riots. Private sources place the casualties at a much higher number. Dalai Lama himself said that the number of the killed is above one hundred.
Beijing has imposed a ban on the flow of news from Tibet. Foreign press is unable to send in reports. This is China’s traditional policy to keep the outside world uninformed and thereby force its views on one and all.
Chinese Premier Wen has accused Dalai Lama of trying to disrupt the Beijing Olympic Games slated for August. Olympic Games, for which Beijing has made great preparations, is of far – reaching importance to China. She wants to raise her profile in the international community by arranging state of art demonstration of giving the great even its real grandeur.
However, no sensible observer will accept Beijing accusing Dalai Lama for fomenting trouble in Tibet.