Every evening I sit down to have dinner and watch news. The story of worldwide outrage against Olympic torch in various cities upsets me. I see people crying and bleeding for ‘Free Tibet’. The campaign has become a hope of deliverance for people who have lost their home, their country and their family. Chinese media is not reporting anything about it on TV and newspapers. They are showing just the glorious side of the event. The 1956 Melbourne Olympics were the first Olympics that were boycotted by the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland, because of the repression of the Hungarian Uprising by the Soviet Union; additionally, Cambodia, Egypt, Iraq, and Lebanon, boycotted the games due to the Suez Crisis. I see young people being tortured by police.
China is going to have tremendous effects to its economy in world standing because of the games. They have tried to wipe the entity of a whole country. They have been trying to claim their share on Indian boundaries also. Does China actually deserve to be the host of such honorable event? Interestingly in year 1979 the People’s Republic of China refused to participate in the Games because Taiwan had been competing under the name “Republic of China”. And now the same country which couldn’t tolerate the nomenclature difference is hosting the gala event and prudly banishing media from reporting real stories of world wide protests.
The torch has lost its beam. It has lost its benevolent illumination of “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (a Latin phrase meaning “Swifter, Higher, Stronger”). The spirit of game is marred by the violent protests and barbaric torture being given to protestors.
China shouldn’t have been given the rights to host. Even if its given atleast the spirit of games can be respected by not torturing the protestors and showing the true picture to its countrymen.
The Tibetan uproar againt China is not going to end till the time the nation is given its identity and the people return to their home.
Lets hope it happens before more blood is spilled!!