125 crore Indians support Free Tibet: BJP leader Koshiyari on China’s Kashmir barb
July 10, 2017
Veteran BJP leader and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari has raised the issue of independence of Tibet from China saying “every Indian” is in support of the idea. An old RSS hand, Koshyari is an avid supporter of Tibetan independence from China.
Koshiyari’s remark has come a day after a Chinese strategic expert advocated that China should prepare for military intervention in Jammu and Kashmir on the behalf of Pakistan as response to what China considers as India’s illegal presence in Bhutan in Doklam region.
Koshiyari said, the 125 crore people of India are one with the people of Tibet in their struggle for freedom from Chinese oppression and will support them for as long as it takes for the Tibet to become independent.”
alking to India Today in Agra today, Koshyari said “The tendency of China is like the demons of the past. Its symbol is the dragon and like a dragon, China is oppressing and decimating the native Tibetans to establish its stronghold in the region.”
Koshiyari further said, “China has destroyed over 6,000 monasteries in Tibet and is hell-bent on destroying the Tibetan culture. The Tibetan women are being forced to marry Han Chinese men so that they lose their ethnic identity.”
Koshyari claimed that India had told China that Tibet should be given the right to self-governance, even if China stayed in overall control.
Giving the example from the Mahabharata, Koshyari said, “When the Pandavas asked for five villages in order to avoid a war with their cousins Kauravas, the latter refused to give them what was considered their rightful to ask for. As a result, the entire line of Kauravas was wiped out. Similarly, China is on the verge of getting wiped out.”
Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar was also present in Agra today. Speaking to India Today, Indresh Kumar said, the people of India should boycott all Chinese goods and the Indian businessmen should stop importing Chinese products.
“The shopkeepers in India should install signboards at their establishments declaring that they do not sell Chinese products and only indigenously produced goods are sold. This will break China’s back financially,” Indresh Kumar said.( India Today)