Expressing his concern over the critical situation in Tibet, the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said truth was being "violently suppressed" inside Tibet and nothing can be done about it.
"Truth is being violently suppressed inside Tibet right now. Truth is losing to might and power but there is nothing much we can do," said the Dalai Lama at a gathering of Tibetans on the concluding day of the five-day Monlam Chenmo (great prayer festival) in Dharamsala on Thursday.
Maintaining that violence and oppression may appear powerful and decisive but it is only temporary, the Dalai Lama said violence can never bring a lasting and long-term resolution to any problem and truth cannot be destroyed.
Meanwhile, the Dalai Lama also offered prayers for the victims of the ongoing violence in Tibet and Syria during the prayer gathering. He entreated everyone to pray for all those suffering in the violence being perpetrated around the world.
"People all over the world, especially in Syria and Tibet, are undergoing immense suffering," the Dalai Lama said.
"We should offer our deepest prayers for all those, living and dead, in these places of violence," he added.