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Tibetan govt- in-exile reiterates its commitment to middle way approach

india Updated: Sep 21, 2013 19:44 IST
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Describing the middle way approach as only way forward to resolve the Tibet issue and source of growing global support, the Kashag - the Cabinet of the Tibetan government- in-exile - has reaffirmed its commitment to pursue this resolution.


“In view of changing situation in Tibet and the world, the Kashag categorically recognises the middle-way approach as the only solution to resolve the Tibet problem,” said Sikyong (Tibetan Prime Minister in exile) Lobsang Sangay during the ongoing session of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE).

“Growing spotlight on Tibet and supports from the international community are a result of our pursuit of the middle-way approach, which is in the interest of both the Chinese and Tibetan peoples,” Sangay said on the floor of the House.

He reiterated that the middle-way approach, as envisioned by the Dalai Lama, was democratically approved by the TPiE after thorough deliberations with the Tibetan people.

The Sikyong added that various governments' across the world had expressed strong support to the middle-way approach.

“The Central Tibetan Administration will organise programmes and conferences to raise awareness of the international community, including Tibetans and Chinese people, on the policy,” said Sangay.

“Though there is a right to have political stand in a free and democratic society, but it's immoral to make baseless and unrealistic criticism and denigration of others' stand,” he added.

“The Kashag will not hesitate and spare no efforts in dealing with such criticisms in its pursuit of the middle way approach, and those who denigrate and misconstrue the Dalai Lama,” said Sangay, expressing hope that members of the TPiE will cooperate in this endeavour.

He informed the Parliament that the task force on the Sino-Tibetan border negotiation recently held its 26th meeting to explore ways to resolve the Tibet issue through dialogue between the Dalai Lama's representatives and the Chinese leadership.