The anti-Chinese protest by the ethnic Tibetan community in several parts of China just at the antecedent of Beijing Olympics has not only attracted the whole world media attention but also brought criticism from all quarters for the manner the Chinese authority dealt with the age-old affair. Time has come for China to take a plunge by no more enforcing its authoritarian views and level out a peaceful answer.
Tremendous international pressure has finally made China to drop its arrogant approach and openly expressed its readiness to talk with Tibetan community and the spiritual leader Dalai Lama to reach a peaceful resolution of Tibet’s cause. Probably this is the best option left for China in setting a dialogue, and was obvious from the part of a developed and responsible world power and not going with the way of Military Junta in Myanmar.
Though the Chinese government accused Dalai Lama for planting the present Tibetan uprising by inciting mobs, it is necessary for the world power to maintain its firmness in international standing by inviting Dalai Lama for a possible solution to the issue. It might be the result of a fear to face international condemnation ahead of the Olympics that has been a long terms plan of the government to display its mightiness and modernity to vehicle its weight in present world scenario.
China also needs to understand the stature of Dalai Lama who not only represents the whole Tibetan community by being the spiritual and political leader but also a highly regarded international figure for his non-violent approach, which rewarded him the Nobel Peace Prize. He who fled to India after the 1959 failed Tibetan uprising against the Chinese control has been since campaigning the cause of Tibet.
Dalai Lama has taken the Tibetan people’s plight and development as the prime cause and has tried to put the Tibetan tragedy in right perspective by not demanding independence but ‘real autonomy’ under Chinese constitution. This is probably the biggest compromise he offered to Chinese leadership but China on the other side has never shown any reciprocal move. The present crisis is an outcome of a deep rooted exploitation, humiliation of Tibetan people under the government of People’s Republic of China.
International community including India has to understand the pain of Tibetans inside Tibet and not though the protest across the world which are merely a solidarity gesture. Time has come for China to set an example for others by bringing reconciliation on Dalai Lama’s reasonable terms.
Reaching out any conclusion to the Tibet issue will bring back thousands of Tibetan refugees to their home land, known for its ancient, religious and cultural practice that is need to be preserved as the expression of Tibetan pride.