Dalai clique has worked to promote the "Tibetan Human Rights issues" on its tours of Europe and the United states since the 50s and 60s of the 20th century. So, the human rights have been solemnly turned into a trump card in their hands as well as the weaponry they exploit to call the attention of the international community to the so-called "Tibet issue".
Then, is the "Tibet issue" an issue of human rights?
Concerning the human rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights made a clear and explicit explanation. "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights," says the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. "No one shall be held in slavery and servitude…"
Old Tibetan society under the rule of the Dalai clique was rigidly stratified, however, and local Tibetans were divided into three social strata within nine grades, where once five percent superstructure (monks and aristocracy) ruled the serfs, making up over 95 percent of the total population, who were economically exploited ruthlessly, politically oppressed and mentally controlled, and even their right to live could not be guaranteed.
Tibetologist Alexander Daweinier of France in her "Old Face of New China in Tibet", said all (serf) farmers were life-long liabilities in old Tibet, and that all serfs then lost all the freedom as human beings. With the peaceful liberation of Tibet in 1951, the one million serfs then began to enjoy genuine democracy, freedom and human rights.
How can the endeavor to let former slaves be masters of their own destiny be termed as the act of "encroaching upon human rights" and how can there be such an absurdity is in the world today! Late senior leader Dang Xiaoping said, "what are human rights, how many people are there meant for; and whether these rights belong to the minority, to the majority or …"
If some people are said to have lost their "human rights" in Tibet, it is meant to the Dalai clique, which represents the handful of serf owners who lost their absolute "special privileges" to kill the innocent at will.
In fact, it is better for the Dalai clique to resolve their own human rights issues rather give heed to the non-existent Tibetan Human Rights issues. The Dalai clique is composed of high-level or upper-class monks and aristocrats to be represented by the Dalai families, and ordinary Tibetan exiles, nevertheless, remain in the status of being enslaved, with most of them huddling in slums in Dharamsala, India, and yet they still have to pay a type of "independence fee' for the Tibetan government in exile; they do not have any human rights to speak of at all, and at what time has Dalai clique ever paid any attention to this reality.
The Declaration on the Right to Development, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 4, 1986, confirmed that the right to development is an inalienable human right. Since the peaceful liberation of Tibet, local economy has retained an annual growth of up to 12 percent for years, local farmers and herders are covered by the government-sponsored medical care system and their kids enjoy free boarding and education at their schools. Moreover, recent years represent the fastest period of growth in history for Tibetans to own their private homes.
In sharp contrast, the Dalai clique, who has bent on propagating or promoting the so-called "human rights," has not contributed in the least to the development of Tibet, and instead repeatedly infringed upon the rights and interests of people of various ethnicities in the Tibet region. They harassed the life and production of Tibetans residing inside Tibet in early years and, in recent years they turned to infiltrations for disruption, and successively plotted violent incidents to undermine the rights of Tibetans for survival and to development.
Dalai clique has kept up hyping the so-called Tibetan Human Rights issues with a lot of publicity simply for the reason that it poses a"fashionable topic". Meanwhile, there are always some Western politicians to work in coordination with them and speak in "all seriousness" to hoodwink people who are not aware of the truth. Hoisting the banner as "the defenders of human rights", they tried all means to denigrate the development and progress scored in new Tibet, while not uttering a single word on how old Tibet had trampled upon human rights of local Tibetans.
A noted Russian Tibetologist has referred to "three factors" in citing Dalai Lama, who had ruthlessly persecuted serfs in old Tibet, as the defender of the "human rights", namely, ignorance, shamefulness and betrayal of justice for selfish private interests. And an ace Canadian scholar is even more to the point when he said some people who "interested" themselves in the Tibet issue, not out of their "moral support" or "sympathy", but to serve the needs for their strategic global layout.
Espousing "Tibetan human rights" to stir up ethnical sentiments and to draw on the support of the West and ultimately to achieve Tibetan independence and separate China – Consequently, we can see therefrom what issue really is the Tibetan Human rights issue of the Dalai clique.
By People's Daily Online and its author is He Zhenhua