Chennai: In a press statement, K.S. Sudershan, sarsanghchalak (chief) of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, condemned the “atrocities perpetrated on the peaceful protesters in Lhasa and other towns of Tibet by the Communist regime in China.” He asserted that “these demonstrations have completely betrayed the hollowness of Chinese claims that under her occupation Tibet has witnessed all-round development and the people are happy with the regime.”

He added: “The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from the beginning has been considering Tibet as the most essential factor for the security of Bharat. Therefore, in this hour of crisis also, the RSS is fully supporting the Tibetan cause of protecting her self-identity and urges the people the world over to exert such pressure over the Government of China that it is forced to come to the negotiating table to find a peaceful solution to the Tibetan crisis.”