Exiled Tibetans hold placards during a silent march in Kolkata on Monday to mark Human Rights Day-PTI

Exiled Tibetans hold placards during a silent march in Kolkata on Monday to mark Human Rights Day-PTI

Exiled Tibetans hold placards during a silent march in Kolkata on Monday to mark Human Rights Day-PTI

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.