China brutally occupied Tibet in 1950 and since then has unleashed untold horrors on the Tibetans who by and large suffer in silence due to their policy of non-violence. The Dalai Lama and lakhs of other Tibetans had to flee to India.
Taiwan is also a virtually independent province and there is great tension with the mainland. Hong Kong also has a totally different character and tensions with mainland China is also are on the rise.
They talk of a Two China policy while talking about mainland China and Taiwan. But actually it is a Four China policy encompassing mainland China, Taiwan, Tibet and Hong Kong. Or call them the Disunited States of China.
Pakistan brutally occupied Baluchistan in 1948 and global media did not even bother to mention that in their news briefs and it is getting some little coverage only in the 2010s. There’s an intense war raging in North Waziristan, while there are Independence movements in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Pakistan has also been steadily wiping out all its minorities: Hindus, Christians, Ahmadiyyas and now Shias. The Taliban has also been crushing all those to do not subscribe to their policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hindus are persecuted in Bangladesh too.
In West Asia, the Kurds and Yazidis are among the most persecuted communities as are Shias in Sunni dominated regions. In Africa, the civil wars between Muslims and Christians have been raging for decades now.
While the Scotland independence movement has been peaceful, even England repressed the Northern Ireland independence movement with an iron hand. There are also low-key independence movements in Europe like Spain’s Catalonia and Basque.
The list is endless.
But if you looked at media coverage, then you’d think the only two problems were Palestine and Kashmir which get a disproportionate global attention from the Communist global media and you’d think nothing else matters.
Why? Is it because Israel is the only Jewish country in the world and India the largest and among a handful of Hindu countries in the world? These two countries do not seem to have much of a say in global media and continue to be vilified by them even though many other countries have far greater problems.
© Sunil Rajguru