New Delhi, Apr 15: Former cricketer Ajay Jadeja has backed Tibetans in their peaceful protests against China. "Tibetans have been forced over the years. They have been suppressed. They have not been aggressive and violent, that's why I support them," Jadeja said. K N Govindacharya, a rightwing ideologue called for creating a worldwide opinion against China. "Geographically, culturally, spiritually they have different traits. So in this situation, first it should be considered that Tibet is not part of China and secondly the demographic change that is required in respect of Tibet, there is a need to create a worldwide opinion on that," said Govindacharya.
Tibetans wants the Chinese Government to initiate a dialogue with the Tibetan-in-exile government and spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to reach a feasible and mutually acceptable conclusion regarding Tibet's autonomy. They maintain that the protests that began on March 10, the Tibetan uprising day, will continue till a solution is reached. China accused followers of the Dalai Lama of 'masterminding' the uprising, which shatters its carefully cultivated image of national harmony in the build-up to the Beijing Olympic Games.