Guwahati: The Tibetan government-in-exile today appealed to the people of India and representatives in Parliament and state legislatures to facilitate a dialogue with China to resolve the issue of independence for their people.
Addressing a conference on Tibet and Himalayan Environment and Ecology here today, Ms Gyari Dolma, home minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, said a “meaningful dialogue” was necessary to resolve the issue. Supporting the cause of the Tibetan people for their “right to freedom”, Dolma said her government strives for creation of a “political entity comprising three traditional provinces of Tibet which will enjoy the status of of a “genuine national regional autonomy”.
The minister supported setting up of Tibet support groups in the country and the Northeast region. Alleging that the Chinese claim on Arunachal Pradesh territory was ‘illegal’, Dolma said her government supported the Indian stand and would oppose any move to harm the territorial integrity of the country.
“The Chinese government should stop its policy of human rights violation in Tibet and the transfer of Chinese population into Tibetan areas,” she said. Dolma said that to resolve the Tibet issue, spiritual leader Dalai Lama should take the responsibility of “sincerely pushing negotiations and reconciliation with the Chinese government”.
“It is hoped that the middle-way policy of the central Tibetan administration, which is to find a solution through peace and non violence on the (illegal occupation of Tibet by China), will receive due attention from all quarters and will help in “better understanding and approach”.