BJP asks China to solve Tibetan problem through dialogue

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New Delhi, Apr 1 (UNI) The BJP leadership today asked China to end violence on Tibetan activists and find a solution through a dialogue process.

The BJP's view points were putforth to Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yan during the hour long meeting when he called on BJP President Rajnath singh at his residence. Mr Singh was accompanied by BJP Foreign Cell Convenor Surendra Arora and his media advisor Sudhanshu Trivedi, party sources said.

The Chinese Ambassador on his part explained the steps taken by his country on displaying tolerance in handling the protests ahead of Olympic Games scheduled for August 2008.

During the meeting, Mr Singh made it clear the feeling of anguish about the way Chinese authorities had brutally handled the protestors including followers of head of the Tibetan government in Exile Dalai Lama. Mr Singh explained how Tibet was very much part of India's culture, religion history and traditions and owed responsiblity for its safety.

Earlier top BJP leaders including Leaders of the Opposition L K Advani and Jaswant Singh had expressed their serious concern about the developments in Tibet and opposed indiscriminate violence by Chinese armed forces on people of Tibet. The entire global community has begun to voice its apprehension about the manner in which force is being used against the protestors. The anguish and suffering of people of Tibet had been eloquently expressed by Dalai Lama in pain imbued words, the BJP leaders had said.

The leaders had taken exception to UPA's 'blatant Chinese appeasement' policy, instead of expressing concern against the use of force by China. They had voiced concern against India adopting a 'nationally humiliating and pusillanimous policy' harming country's prestige. The Government should not forget that the Dharma Chakra adorning the national flag was a Buddhist contribution that could not be ignored.

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