Dalai Lama, Amit Shah Meet, Suspense Over Cancellation !
Dharamshala – (May 3) – Exiled Tibetans felt disappointed today after the Dalai Lama and Amit Shah meet was unexpectedly cancelled without any convincing reason, raising needle of suspicion towards Beijing.
Two days ago the BJP had announced with much fanfare about their National leader meeting the Tibetan spiritual leader. This schedule meeting had raised high hopes among the exiled community as Prime Minister Narender Modi is leaving for China in the second week of May.
“With Indian Prime Minister leaving for China after twelve days, we were expecting him to raise the Tibet issue with China. But this sudden development of Amit Shah cancelling his visit, have raised suspicion about China influencing India to avoid talk with the Dalai Lama,” said a Tibetan youth who wants to remain unnamed.
Most of the Tibetans have a feeling that Beijing is the author of this meeting getting cancelled.
The BJP leaders are explaining it by citing the tight schedule of their President’s visit who failed to get appointment with the Dalai Lama in the morning. But sources in the Exile Tibetan Government deny this explanation.
China has been influencing global leaders not to meet the Tibetan spiritual leader. Recently it had expressed its strong resentment about US present Obama meeting the Dalai Lama. Last years South Africa had denied Tibetan leader visa to that country under Chinese influence and Russia too had followed the suit.
Tibet watcher are of the opinion that China might has asked Delhi to avoid meeting the Dalai Lama as it regards the spiritual leader a separatist.
India and China have high hopes from the upcoming Modi’s visit and both countries are avoiding any steps which create mistrust and apprehension about each other.
In March this year the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, “The ‘Chinese dragon’ and ‘Indian elephant’ shoould join each other to work for the early revitalization of two Eastern civilizations, common prosperity of two emerging markets and amicable coexistence of two large neigbour.”
Dalai Lama is residing in India since his escape to this country after a failed uprising in Tibet against China in 1959. He is seeking merely greater autonomy for the Himalayan homeland.