Tibetspeak, Over The Years
"...Surely according to principles I uphold, the last voice in regard to Tibet should be the voice of the people of Tibet and of nobody else."
— Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, (Lok Sabha, December 7, 1950)
"Instead of according recognition to China in 1949, had India accorded this recognition to Tibet, there would have been no Sino-Indian border conflict. "
— Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar (Parliament, 1954)
"...if the leaders of China can't be brought to the right path, then India will have no other options left, except to allow the Dalai Lama to fight for the freedom of his country.
"— Atal Behari Vajpayee (Lok Sabha, May 8, 1959)
"The tragedy of Tibet is that the Tibetans put faith in us: they chose to be guided by us and we have been unable to get them out of the meshes of Chinese diplomacy or Chinese malevolence."
— Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (New Delhi, December 7, 1950)
"Is Tibet lost for ever? No. A thousand times No. Tibet will not die because there is no death for the human spirit."
— Jayaprakash Narayan (March 27, 1959)
"Freedom is the most sacred boon. It has to be protected by all means—violent or non-violent. Therefore Tibet has to be liberated from the iron grip of China and handed over to the Tibetans."
— Dr Rajendra Prasad (Gandhi Maidan, Patna, October 24, 1962)