When I ponder over why many nations don’t support and stand by Tibet, who is presently in dire need of help, my thought takes me down to the horror of colonization. Many of today’s great nations have undergone such oppression and they should be knowing how it feels to be under oppressor. Perhaps, there may be less people who have actually experienced the suffering of not having one’s nation in this big world. Or the people who have actually experienced such pains or who are the real witnesses are either dead or old at this time. The new generations have not experienced such suffering and thus they cannot understand how we, Tibetans are suffering. Unless you have experienced suffering yourself, you will not understand others’ suffering.
More than 30 Tibetans have self immolated since 2009 in such a short span of time! It’s not one or two but it’s going in 30s! Taking one’s life is not easy and nobody wants to self immolate unless there is some deep pain inside. So, these Tibetans who have self immolated have deep pain inside, the pain they have been born with since the coming of the communist Chinese, who on the pretext of liberating the Tibetans, slyly oppressed them. Oppressed in such a way that the Tibetans are not even allowed to keep the photo of their own leader His Holiness The Dalai Lama. They are even not allowed to hold peaceful protest, doing these results in harsh reaction. They are not allowed to follow their religion, which is regarded as poison by the Communist Chinese. So, the Tibetans inside Tibet are living a lifeless life. So many restrictions are imposed and thus they are literally chained! Under such conditions, they have nothing left but to torch their precious body. They believe that taking one’s life is better than living under Chinese oppression.
The whole world knows about this through the Medias as well as the social networks like Facebook and twitters yet they are shying away from coming forward to help Tibet at government level. It is so unfortunate that the Tibetans are waging a non violent war against one of the most powerful nation in this world, China the mere mention of the name sends shivering effect to other nations! The Tibetans are fighting against China, against whom no country wishes to have nettle with. The Chinese are leading the world economy and all other nations start fawning the Chinese for their own economic benefit. So for the sake of one’s economic benefit, most of the nations are giving a deaf ear to the cause of Tibet. The Chinese booming economy has put on big black goggles on the eyes of the world!
When one moves towards money and power, one tends to bye-pass the truth, justice and humanity. This is the case when it comes to Tibetan cause. The world has not yet become so bad as to devalue the humanity, truth, justice etc. When that time comes, it will be the saddest story of this world. Let’s pray not to see such bad time in near future.
I, as a teacher teach my students about the ideals of UNO, the working and principles of this organization. I also teach them the importance of truth, justice and humanity. Even when I was small, I had been taught about these. Now when I see what the world really does practically, I somehow hesitate to teach these. I tend to lose some kind of confidence to teach these to my students, when actually power and money out do these truth, justice and humanity. These will be only in the text books and has no value in real world.
The Tibetans are humble and peace loving people. We have never resort to any violent method. We even don’t have a single gun at home! Such non violent people we are! We have done everything to protest against the Chinese oppression. We have even given our own precious lives without harming anyone. We have done whatever one should be doing peacefully for our cause. It must be only the Tibetans who have such a large number of self immolations. So, if there is any other method left, please tell us. We have gone to the extent of giving our own lives peacefully, such a harmless people we are, Tibetans! So, world people, government help us. The world will never see any other peaceful people like Tibetans! Please come out of your safety cocoon and give us your sincere support.
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