'Take Tibet genocide issue to UN' : BJP

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New Delhi, Mar 18 (UNI) Strongly condemning the ''genocide in Tibet'' the BJP today urged the UPA government to take up the issue in the United Nations and other international fora.

Leader of the in the Opposition Lok Sabha L K Advani, who presided over the Parliamentary Party meeting, accused the UPA government of treating Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama like an ''untouchable''. ''The government has asked its ministers not to attend or share platforms with the head of the Tibetan Government in exile...You can't treat him in this manner to win over the loyalty of the Communists,'' he remarked.

Speaking to newspersons after the meeting, BJP Parliamentary Party spokesman Vijay Kumar Malhotra said the Indian government should exert pressure on China to stop the attack on ''Tibetan people and their culture in the name of people's war''.

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Jaswant Singh said the UPA government was ''interfering in the internal affairs'' of Nepal to please the Communists while the Left parties were refusing to denounce the Chinese attack on helpless Tibetans on the ground that it was Beijing's ''internal matter''.

''This is another example of the never ending double standards of the Communists,'' he said, recalling that the Communists had not condemned the Chinese attack on India in 1962.

The other issue that figured in the meeting was the nudging out of controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen to Europe.

This is in contrast to the attitude of the government which was tolerating crores of Bangladeshis in order to appease its ''vote banks''.

''The writer was forced to leave her country by fundamentalist elements and now the government is forcing her to leave India instead of giving her the necessary moral support,'' Mr Malhotra said.


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