Little Hope for Tibetan Autonomy Under Current Chinese Rule: Dalai Lama
Little Hope for Tibetan Autonomy Under Current Chinese Rule: Dalai Lama 2010-03-11 12:06 Thousands of exiled Tibetans gathered in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala on Wednesday for a mass prayer to mark the 51st anniversary of the failed uprising against Chinese communist rule in Tibet. Spokesperson of the Tibetan Government-In-Exile, Thubten Samphel, says the commemoration is important for people to remember the struggles of Tibetans for freedom. [Thubten Samphel, Spokesperson of the Tibetan Government-In-Exile]: "This uprising was mainly to say that Chinese rule in Tibet was unjust and we wanted China to withdraw its troops from Tibet. So, since then Tibet is commemorating this important anniversary. The struggle of the people is to seek greater freedom for the people in Tibet." Leading the prayers was Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. He stressed his goal for an autonomous Tibet, but said there is little hope the situation will be solved under the current Chinese regime. The Dalai Lama also accused the Chinese regime of deliberately annihilating Buddhism," saying monks and nuns are put in prison-like conditions under the regimes patriotic re-education campaign. He says the regimes mandatory political sessions and demands to open monasteries to visitors deprive them of time to practice Buddhism. Located in western China, Tibet has been ruled by the Chinese Communist Party since it took control of China about 60 years ago. For years, the Dalai Lamas envoy <b>...</b>
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