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Tibetan PM says India shouldn't care on Chinese objection to Dalai Lama's visit to Tawang

November 6, 2009

Sify News
November 5, 2009

Samdhong Rinpoche, the Tibetan Prime Minister
in-exile has said that there is no point in
reacting to China's condemnation of the Tibetan
spiritual leader Dalai Lama's visit to the Tawang
Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh.

Talking to reporters here on Wednesday, Rinponche
said: "I need not react anything. His Holiness is
visiting within Indian territory. So (therefore)
we should care what the Indian authorities or
Indian people are saying. We need not care what
PRC (People's Republic of China) authorities are saying."

China on Tuesday had accused the Dalai Lama of
seeking to undermine Beijing's relationship with
Delhi by visiting the disputed border region.

To a poser on China's objection to the Dalai
Lama's visit, Rinponche said that Arunachal
Pradesh is an integral part of India and it does
not need any instructions from the People's Republic of China.

Later, Rinponche also launched Tibet TV, a
television channel that has been commissioned by
the Tibetan government-in-exile to highlight and
project the plight of Tibetans.

Speaking at the function, Rinpoche underlined the
need to use the medium of television to highlight
the identity and the civilisation of Tibet, which
he said are kept alive by Tibetans, courtesy the Dalai Lama.

"To coverage of news and developments in Tibet so
that people in Dharamsala are informed about the
events in Tibet as well as activities relating in
Tibet throughout the world. So this is the
reason," said Thubten Samphel, spokesperson for
the Tibetan government-in-exile.

Dalai Lama is expected to visit Tawang, located
in Arunachal Pradesh on November 8. (ANI)
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