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Why is New Delhi silent on Tibet?

Nov. 21 (Gulf News/by Kuldip Nayar): After more than five decades, New Delhi cannot question the suzerainty but can at least raise a voice against the atrocities committed in Tibet and the recurring violation of human rights.

A suzerain is a ruler or government that exercises political control. There is no challenging of that because Beijing has Lhasa under its authority.

But a suzerain cannot go beyond political control. When China is changing the very complexion of population in Tibet and when the ethnic population is being annihilated, it is not suzerainty but a position of being lord and master.

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