Dec. 6 (Eurasia Review/by B. Raman): The Chinese leadership has not learnt the right lessons from the Tibetan uprisings. It is confident that after the death of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the situation in Tibet will become manageable after a short spell of controllable violence. It has taken measures to dilute the ethnic identity of the Tibetans by making Mandarin the medium of instruction in the Tibetan schools. These actions have already evoked fresh protests among the youth and their teachers.
It is important for India to keep the hopes of the Tibetan youth alive. Total Indian silence on the developments in Tibet is already causing demoralization among the Tibetan youth. Our policy of silence and maintaining a distance from His Holiness the Dalai Lama is suiting the Chinese interests and not our future interests. We need to be a little more articulate on Tibet.
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