As Richard Gere, the Chair of the Board of the International Campaign for Tibet, said "Tibet is a human rights issue as well as a civil and political rights issue. But there's something else too - Tibet has a precious culture based on principles of wisdom and compassion. This culture addresses what we lack in the world today; a very real sense of inter-connectedness. We need to protect it for the Tibetan people, but also for ourselves and our children."
Tibet lies in a high altitude plateau between two Asian giants, China and India. This country has been known to be one of the most remote areas in the world. The population is comprised of a widely dispersed population of nomads, farmers, monks and traders. Before 1949, Tibet was an independent country with its own national flag and currency which was autonomous in conducting its affairs. But after the invasion of the People’s Invasion Army, Tibet lost its integrity because of its poorly equipped army and resistance. However, Tibet has its own distinct culture and religion which it has preserved since then.
Nowadays, it is an offence to say that Tibet is a separate country from China as Tibet is an important part for deciding the strategic and economic decisions, all because of the ambitions of the imperialist Communist Party.
But Tibet has always shown its resistance towards the Chinese occupiers. Tibetans voiced against the Chinese rule in March 1959 but was brutally crushed, which caused the Tibetan leader Dalai Lama to escape to India. More than 80,000 Tibetans followed his footsteps and many thousands of Tibetans who remained in the commotion were killed of imprisoned.
But in the present time, all is in peace. Tibet is surely a place to visit as it packs whole lot of history that a curious visitor wants.
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