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Kalon Tripa: Only Democracy Can Resolve Issue of Tibet

posted Jan 20, 2012, 12:34 PM by The Tibetan Political Review   [ updated Jan 20, 2012, 12:47 PM ]
From, the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration:

SONEPAT, Haryana: “Only democracy can resolve the issue of Tibet” said Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay at ‘Democracy in Exile: The case of Tibet’, a public lecture organised by the Jindal School of International Affairs on Thursday in Sonepat.

The Jindal School of International Affairs

Speaking to a packed hall of staff and students, Kalon Tripa maintained that the Central Tibetan Administration’s middle way approach which seeks for a genuine autonomy for Tibet is a mutually beneficial solution to the China-Tibet issue.

He also said that if China allowed more religious and cultural freedom as well as democratic governance in Tibet, it could resolve the issue of Tibet.

Kalon Tripa praised India’s own democratic traditions and said the Central Tibetan Administration, based in Dharamsala, had been inspired to follow the same traditions.

He said, we Tibetans, have learnt many essential traits from India’s great democracy and are implementing them in exile especially the commitment to resolve social issues through dialogue and the flourish of a ethical and vibrant media.

Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay’s hunble exposition of democratic polity in exile and the non-violent struggle for a homeland has inspired many and left an indelible impact at the institution, the University said.

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