Lordsaveme, are there any solutions you can suggest?
Kim, you have raised a very important question. What is the solution to the torture being faced by Tibetans in India. They are physically very happy in India but only physical safety is not enough for living. One needs one's home, ones people, ones own motherland. Israel and Palestine are fighting precisely for that.
When I see Tibetans on the roads of most of the Indian cities selling woolen clothes during winter, some thoughts come to my mind.
They will never own a shop.
They will sleep on the road side of their makeshift shop.
They have no place to cook.
They have nothing as home.
There they have their beautiful country that they want to go back to. But they can not go. How to make it safe for them to go.
1. Why should we insist that they go and shout slogans against China in Tibet. That is not allowed in most of the countries of the world, most of the middle east and others.
2. Consider Tibet as part of china. the whole world has done so and no govt. is aking China to vacate Tibet. No govt. is making any effort in that direction.
3. If China does not want Dalai Lama, let him stay back.
There has to be a give and take. Leader of Tibetans should make all the efforts to make it easy for his followers to go back. There is no use denying the socio political realities.
I will give you an example. Mahatma Gandhi never wanted India to be divided. But to get freedom he accepted the division of India.
That is why he is called a great leader. Otherwise he could have continued his resistance and never got the freedom.
Dalai Lama is not being asked these questions by western media, or it would be tough for him to answer.