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Tibet issue CTA rejects claims of legislators from TAR

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Dharamsala, June 22, 2013
First Published: 18:06 IST(22/6/2013) | Last Updated: 18:08 IST(22/6/2013)

The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has rejected the false claims of a delegation of China's National People's Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) on the issue of Tibet during its visit to the US this week.

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The visit took place shortly after that of Sikyong (Tibetan Prime Minister in-exile) Lobsang Sangay of the CTA. The delegation led by chairman Padma Choling met Congressman Charles Boustany, co-chair of the bipartisan US-China working group in the house of representatives, Congressional researchers and staff, and experts of the Brookings institute, a US think-tank, China's state media reported.

The delegation had blamed Dharamsala-based CTA for the cycle of self-immolations in Tibet.
“Sending a group of individuals to disseminate Chinese state propaganda will prove to be a futile exercise in foreign countries where freedom of speech and respect for human rights are fundamental values,” Kalon Dicki Chhoyang of CTA's information and international relations department said.

She blamed China's repressive policies for the crisis in Tibet. The latter has urged Tibetans not to resort to drastic forms of protests, including self-immolations.

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