RSS mega rally urged Modi government to openly demand for Free Tibet on Sunday. The RSS Economic wing Swadeshi Jagaran Manch on Sunday carried out a mega rally in the capital, New Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan to urged the government to openly support for the independence of Tibet, which India has already done by providing refuge to the Tibetans in India.
“The year-long campaign of RSS’ economic wing Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) against the influx of Chinese goods and it’s negative impact on the indigenous products in the domestic market culminated into a mega rally on Sunday at the the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi.” said the report in the DNA.
“Further, the SJM demanded that Chinese companies not be granted contracts in the northeastern states as it poses a “security threat” and that the Centre must take initiative “to provide impetus to Tibetans to restore their sovereignty from the cultches of China”. added the report.
“We have invited the deputy Speaker and the demand for Tibet’s independence from China will be raised at the rally along with our drive against Chinese goods. We will also submit a detailed memorandum to the government and ask it to raise the demand for a free Tibet,” the co-convenor of the Manch, Ashwini Mahajan said to the press ahead of the mega rally.
The co-convener also stressed that by providing refuge to the Tibetan government in exile, which is headquartered in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India indirectly supported the demand for Tibet’s independence and should now make the call openly.
“China’s expansionist and imperialistic drive started only after the occupation of Tibet. India should work for the independence of Tibet. Only when Tibet becomes free will the border security concerns of India be solved,” said Annada Shanker Panigrahi, the national head of the Manch’s agitation wing.
The SJM has invited Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, deputy speaker of the Tibetan parliament in Exile to join the RSS mega rally. SJM has demanded for preferential treatment to domestic industry, particularly MSMEs, to boost employment, apart from asking for imposition of quality restrictions on Chinese goods in the memorandum of rally presented to the centre. They also demanded that no new trade agreement be signed with the Chinese government and urged states to not allow any Chinese investment. It also asked private companies to desist partnering with Chinese companies.