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Tibetan PM in exile refutes Chinese delegate's statement on the Dalai Lama

March 17, 2010

2010-03-15
(ANI)

Tibetan Prime Minister in exile Samdhong Rinpoche has dismissed all reports
that confirm Chinese delegates at their annual parliamentary meeting
charging spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who earlier said that unrest in
Tibet was caused by resentment over Chinese rule.

Rinpoche's reaction came in the wake of the statement made by the Chinese
delegates on Sunday rejecting as groundless and rumoured, the assertion of
the Dalai Lama that the reason for unrest in Tibet was caused by resentment
over Chinese rule.

The delegates also claimed that China is very stable and united and that
relations between Tibetans and the Han majority are harmonious and the
Chinese people are furious with the Dalai Lama.

Sunday marked the two year anniversary of the day protests led by Buddhist
monks gave way to torrid violence, with rioters torching shops and turning
on residents, especially Han Chinese, who many Tibetans see as intruders
threatening their culture.

At least 19 people died in the 2008 unrest, which sparked waves of protests
across Tibetan areas.

Pro-Tibet groups overseas say more than 200 people were killed in a
subsequent crackdown.

Rinpoche said that what Tibetans are saying is the truth, which the whole
world knows and now this is for the world community to see who is speaking
the truth.I have nothing to say. We have never noticed what they are saying.
What we are saying is the truth, which the whole world knows. This is now
for the world community who are true and who are false," said Rinpoche.

China has defended its iron-fisted rule in Tibet, saying not only did it
free a million Tibetan serfs but it also poured billions of dollars into the
Himalayan region for development.

It blames the region's problems and the 2008 unrest on exiled spiritual
leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner the Dalai Lama, a man reviled by Beijing
as a 'separatist' and instigator of anti-hinese violence.
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