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Aman Pasari, MBA 2015-17, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
China is a communist country since decades but it is gradually set to change with the upcoming conference in Dharamshala where Chinese dissidents from all over the world will assemble in India next week to hold an international conference seeking transition to democracy in the communist country.
The Central Government in India not only gave its go-ahead to the organizers to hold the conference in India, but also granted visas to all Chinese dissidents, including World Uyghur Congress leader Dolkun Isa, who has been dubbed as a “terrorist” by Beijing.
The conference will be held from April 28 to May 1 at Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh- the seat of the Tibetian Government-in-exile. Dalai Lama, who has been leading Tibetians’ struggle against Chinese rule in Tibet will receive the delegates and address them.
Isa is a front line leader for the Uyghurs’ struggle for greater political freedom in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous province of China. He was jailed several times for his activism against Chinese rule in what Uyghurs call “East Turkestan”. He fled to Germany in 1997, and after a decade long fight seeking political asylum, he was granted German citizenship in 2006.
this is just the strategic brilliance of Narendra Modi. These people have been labelled terrorists by China, only because they seek freedom, just like how the British labelled Indian freedom fighters as terrorists. Modi by helping them has created a great strategic advantage for India. To put it in simple terms, Uyghur is the Balochistan of China. Uyghur is province in China which seeks freedom and helping them will certainly send shivers down Xinping’s back. Moreover, these people are minorities. You and I very well know how much power the minorities hold in India. We now are helping the minorities of China, who could one day, possibly have the same power in China and will owe us for helping them.
This is most certainly a remarkable change. Narendra Modi has now clearly sent a message to China that he is no Manmohan to put up with their antics. This is a major change for India after over 60 years of dancing to the tunes of the cunning Chinese, which all started with Nehru gifting them the UNSC seat.