George to 'weak' UPA: Protest China's abuses against Dalai Lama

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New Delhi, Apr 1 (UNI) Former Defence Minister George Fernandes today attacked the Chinese government for using ''unacceptable and outmoded terms of abuse'' against the Dalai Lama, and asked the ''habitually weak'' UPA government to voice its objections for using such language against the revered guest and friend of India.

He took exception to China using derogatory language against the Tibetan spiritual leader.

The Chinese have been calling the Dalai Lama with several names such as ''Devil, a wolf in monk's robes, cat's paw and beast,'' ''This is China's Animal speak on His Holiness,'' he said in a statement here.

''It is a shame that such unacceptable and outmoded terms of abuse are used for a man of peace and spirituality. In India, we are supposed to be great upholders of these values but, to use animal speak it seems the cat has got our tongue.'' Mr Fernandes called upon the ''habitually weak'' UPA government to voice the objections of the people of the country to such language against a revered guest and friend of India.

''International diplomacy must not sink so low that we should remain silent,'' he added.

In Animal speak, the former Defence Minister said it has brought the devil.

''If it believes in devils then there must be a God. But China goes on killing those who believe in God. This is China and this is the Chinese Communist Part - a killing machine,'' Mr Fernandes said.

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