Dharamshala: “Tibetans in Tibet are doing all they can and by giving up their lives with the hope and belief that exiled Tibetans and friends will stand up with them .Even if they get tortured, even if they die, their lives will not go in vain because their friends will stand up for them”, said the Tibetan PM in exile.
Today, he inaugurated the Second Special International Tibet Support Groups Meeting at the TCV School hall in Dharamshala.
The Tibetan PM said that countries around the world are getting freedom and it is now the time for Tibet. He also said“, It is the time for the Dalai Lama to return to Tibet.”
This meet was organized to explore ways to press the Chinese government to end its repressive policies in Tibet. Around two hundred members of Tibetan Support Groups from 43 countries attended the meeting.
Tibetan Prime Minister called the accusations made by the Chinese government absolutely baseless, as they (Chinese Govt) labeled Tibetan self-immolators as terrorists and blamed the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in exile for instigating the protests.
The exiled PM also said that of the 74 self-immolators, not even one of them harmed a single Chinese person or any Chinese property. How this can be a terrorist act, he asked.
He said that Tibetans are harming themselves but even at that painful phase when one is burning, they are not running towards Chinese people. They are dying a painful death for themselves.
The three-day meeting is being convened by the Core Group for Tibetan Cause-India and facilitated by the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration.
Delegates at the meeting are scheduled to have an audience with Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Saturday, a Tibetan official confirmed.