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LhasaItanagar: - On June 16th, 2013, NCP's state unit President Kahfa Bengia urged the Centre to reconsider their policies concerning Indo-China relationship in light of the Tibet crisis. His concern was on the need for immediate preservation of the cultural and religious heritage of Tibet.

Bengia stressed on reconsidering the stance India has taken on the atrocities of the Chinese government on the Tibetan culture and community and advised on tackling the problem internationally and internally.

India must rethink its approach towards the Chinese control over Tibet and not treat it as a Nation crisis within the political jurisdiction of China. Earlier this year, The Tibetan parliamentary delegation met with the chief minister and the minsters of the state avowed party support for the passing of an 'All-Party Parliamentary Resolution on Tibet Crisis.'

Supporting the Tibetan cause is not merely establishing a functional relationship with the Tibetan community in India but engaging in a diplomatic dialogue with China regarding the fragile situation in the region. India must volunteer to facilitate for the restoration of freedom and safekeeping of Tibet in order to ensure a harmonious Sino-India relationship in the future.

India has always provided support and expressed solidarity with the Tibetan resistance movement. But despite that, it has ceased to take any tangible measures towards the betterment of Tibet and has so far, only been in a spectator in that capacity.

Not only is this a grave problem for Tibet which if being subjected to acute suppression but also India as in acquisition of Tibet, it can now assert its political influence furthermore.

Tibetan Support Groups in India receive political backing and an enormous non-Tibetan support too. On the 17th of May, the TSG in Arunachal Pradesh observed International Tibet Solidarity day. Tibetans are essentially an ethnic minority in China which has served to strengthen the hold the regime has over them.

The religious divide is another cause of grief for the Tibetans as the larger Han Chinese community is not entirely Buddhist and the Chinese government has a history of incapacitating and persecuting any religious sect that threatens to overthrow the central communist ideology and system.

It is such life-threatening cultural and religious conflicts that Kahfa Bengia also makes a case of and urges the Ministers at New Delhi to not just look into it but take tangible measures to affirm if not autonomy, then political self-determinacy and cultural sovereignty.

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