ASYLUM TO KARMAPA WILL MAR RELATIONS :With this headline "The New Indian Express" front page-all edition news describes the unhappiness by Chinese government over granting of asylum to 14 year old Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa Rimpoche. Beneath that news in a box item "Asylum for Karmapa" was the UNI story from
. It is given as follows: Pondicherry
The Dravida Peravai, a political party here, today urged the Center to grant asylum to Karmapa. Dravida Peravai General Secretary N.Nandhivarman made this demand in a representation to External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh.[UNI] The full text of the memorandum is given here.
Today's new stories reveal the escape of 14 year old Karmapa and his 24 year old sister with the help of 4 others negotiating 16000 feet snowbound mountain passes and trekking 900 miles from
Tibet to .
We demand that Indian government must grant political asylum to the 14 year old
Karmapa Lama Ugyen Trinley Dorje and his team. India
Chinese staked their claim to
on the marriage of a Tibetan King Sonsten Gampo to a Chinese Princess in the 17
th century. This claim lacked logic because the Tibetan King's senior bride
Princess Brikuti Devi of Tibet
deserves first preference over Chinese Princess and thus the Chinese claim is
unsustainable. Having failed to clinch their claim Chinese retreated to 13 th
century evidences basing on the establishment of Mongol influence over Nepal .
However Mongols are a different nation and Chinese have always considered them
as aliens. In 1911 when the Nationalist Revolution toppled the Chi'ng dynasty,
Sun Yatsen said that the “ Tibet
had been twice occupied by foreign powers, the first by Yuans (Mongol emperors)
and second by Chi'ngs (Manchu emperors). In any case, the Mongol influence in China Tibet came to an end in 1350, eighteen years
overthrew them. It becomes evident that China China
is building a castle of lies to invade . Tibet
In 1949 when
Nepal applied for U.N. Membership it cited its
diplomatic relations with
to prove that it was a sovereign state. The U.N. accepted this argument and
thus effectively recognized Tibet 's
status as a sovereign state. During the UN general assembly debate on Tibet
Irish representative Frank Aitkin stated " For 1000 years or for a couple
of 1000 years, at any rate Tibet was as free and fully in control of its own
affairs as ant nation in this assembly and a thousand times more free to look
after its own affairs than many of the nations here [UN General assembly docs
A/PV 898/1960; a/PV 1394, 1401, 1965]................. Tibet
The lengthy letter ends with the appeal to Government of India “Let us provide asylum to Karmapa Lama Ugyen Trinley Dorje and Gandhian land must not fail in its historical duty....