China can rethink stance on Sikkim, Bhutan

China urges India to correct mistakes by withdrawing border troops
6 luglio 2017
India asks China to retreat from Bhutanese territory
6 luglio 2017

China can rethink stance on Sikkim, Bhutan

Articolo tratto da Global Times

India has startling control and oppression over Bhutan, and as a result, Bhutan has not established diplomatic ties with its neighbor China or any other permanent member of the UN Security Council. Through unequal treaties, India has severely jeopardized Bhutan’s diplomatic sovereignty and controls its national defense.

India imposed a similar coercive policy on Sikkim before. The small neighbor’s revolts over sovereignty in the 1960s and 1970s were brutally cracked down on by the Indian military. New Delhi deposed the king of Sikkim in 1975 and manipulated the country’s parliament into a referendum to make Sikkim a state of India. The annexation of Sikkim is like a nightmare haunting Bhutan, and the small kingdom is forced to be submissive to India’s bullying.

 

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