Tibetan Support Groups to brainstorm in Guwahati
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Oct 31: "Excessive exploitation" of Tibetan tural resources by Chi and precarious Indo-Chi bilateral relations will figure prominently when over 180 representatives of various Tibetan Support Groups converge at Guwahati for a two-day conference from November 2.
The Tibetan Support Groups will deliberate, discuss and strategize on strengthening the Tibetan movement and support groups in India for a peaceful solution of the Tibet issue.
RK Khirmey, chairman of the organizing committee, said the purpose of the conference is to highlight the 'ever-growing repressive implementation of Chinese policies and the worsening situation of human rights situation inside Tibet.'
He said excessive exploitation of Tibetan tural resources and environmental destruction by Chi has caused a serious threat to the world ecology, particularly of Asia.
"In the 1960s, there were only a dozen dams. But now there are more than 22,000 hydro-electric projects and dams. Tibet is the Third Pole of the world and it provides water to 3.1 billion people in India, Chi, Bangladesh and other countries. Of the 46,000 glaciers extended over 1.5 lakh sq metres, 8,740 have melted and transformed into lakes because of Chinese destruction," Khirmey said.
He said 204 lakes are in grave danger of "bursting" which may prove fatal for India, holding Chi's "individualistic approach" for excessive flooding in the Brahmaputra.
He said the conference will also focus on the "intense security relation" between India and Chi keeping in view Tibet's vital existence.
"Despite India's regard to bilateral ties, Chi has tried every effort to derail the virtues of this relationship with countless incursions in recent times," he said.
Dr Lobsang Sangay will be the special guest at the event which will also highlight the Tibetan history and cultural ties with India.