Sunday, October 25, 2020
Home Lead Story US Supports Dalai Lama's 'Middle-Way' Approach, Urges China to Resume Talk with...

US Supports Dalai Lama’s ‘Middle-Way’ Approach, Urges China to Resume Talk with Him

China and the Dalai Lama's envoys have held nine rounds of talks since 2002 to resolve the Tibetan issue

The US Ambassador-At-Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback has said the US will continue to support the Dalai Lama’s ‘middle-way’ approach and urged China to resume formal dialogue with him or his representatives, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Monday.

Brownback said this during a visit to Taiwan for the 2019 Regional Religious Freedom Forum, last week, where President Tsai Ing-wen was also present.

Brownback noted in his speech March 2018 marked “the 60th anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama being forced into exile.”

According to a CTA post, the US Ambassador criticised China’s occupation of Tibet saying it “demonised and criminalised the Buddhist faith that lies at the core of Tibetan civilisation”.

dalai lama
China and the Dalai Lama’s envoys have held nine rounds of talks since 2002 to resolve the Tibetan issue. Wikimedia

“Tibetans understandably continue to lament his absence from Tibet and long for the day that he is able to return and resume his rightful place as their most important religious leader,” he said.

“We urge the People’s Republic of China to resume formal dialogue with His Holiness or his representatives immediately,” he said and added we would continue to support the Dalai Lama’s middle-way approach for meaningful autonomy for all Tibetans across the Tibetan Plateau, while remaining a part of the China.

Condemning the Chinese government, he cited persecution of Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang, Tibetan Buddhists, Falun Gong practitioners and Christian groups in China.

Some 60 years ago, around 80,000 Tibetans along with the Dalai Lama fled Lhasa for India after a failed uprising against the Communist rule over Tibet.

dalai lama
Brownback said this during a visit to Taiwan for the 2019 Regional Religious Freedom Forum, last week, where President Tsai Ing-wen was also present. Wikimedia

China and the Dalai Lama’s envoys have held nine rounds of talks since 2002 to resolve the Tibetan issue.

ALSO READ: Memorials Offer Kindness, Provide Support to Christchurch Population

In the last round of talks — the ninth — in Beijing in January 2010, the CTA submitted an “explanatory” note to the Chinese leadership to clarify its stand on genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people.

Since then, there has been no movement forward.

The Tibetan exile administration, called the CTA, is based in this northern Indian hill town, where the spiritual leader also lives. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,120FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,778FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Stars and Planets Grow Up Together, says Study

In a unique study, astronomers have found compelling evidence that the planets begin forming while stars are still infants and they grow up together...

Diana Penty Talks About Digitalizing Fashion Shows

In a day and age where most things are digital and everything has moved online, one would imagine the same to be the case...

New AI Predicts Risks of Developing Acute Kidney Injury

A new artificial-intelligence-based tool can help clinicians predict which hospitalized patients face a high risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI), say, researchers, including...

Artificial Limbs to Differently-Abled by Charitable Body

Narayan Seva Sansthan, which runs charitable hospitals in the country for the differently-abled, particularly polio-affected and those affected by birth, has launched a campaign...

Need for Continuing the Polio Immunization During Pandemic

As World Polio Day is observed around the globe amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, experts underlined the need for continuing the polio immunization...

Patients with NCD More Vulnerable to COVID in India

Researchers have revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic came as a double blow for people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, respiratory problems,...

How to Check if Something is an Online Scam

While there’s no failsafe way to recognize a scam, it never hurts to be vigilant. You can protect yourself when you know what to...

Washing Hands Thoroughly is Far off the Basics

Medical authorities have made themselves clear: washing our hands thoroughly and frequently with soap, or using a hand sanitizer in absence of soap and...

Recent Comments