Non-violence and dialogue are the way forward to resolve the Tibetan struggle

Berlin, 13 November: Immediately on arrival in Berlin, the Tibetan Parliamentarian delegation from Dharamsala called on Mrs. Sabine Bätzing-Lichtenthäler MP, Chairperson of the Tibet-Group in German Parliament.

 During the hour-long meeting, Speaker Mr. Penpa Tsering of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile briefed Mrs. Bätzing-Lichtenthäler of the current situation in Tibet as well as their meetings in Belgium, France and Holland.

 A Tibetan Parliamentarian delegation is on a five nations tour of Europe. They will travel to United Kingdom after the German visit.

 “China has further intensified their propaganda and restriction of independent news from outside,” said Mr. Penpa Tsering.

 The biggest threat in Tibet is the demographic aggressive – the movements of Chinese into Tibet, said the Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile. Tibetans are not against development. The development projects in Tibet are not helping the Tibetans but are encouraging Chinese to move into Tibet. He said in Lhasa for every 1 Tibetan there are 3 Chinese.

 Mr. Penpa Tsering said on 11 November, a 20-year-old Tibetan monk from Akyong monastery in Golog in Eastern Tibet self-immolated. “We don’t encourage self-immolation,” said Mr. Penpa Tsering. He said the Chinese authority in Tibet continues to deny the basic rights of the Tibetan people.

 The speaker said that the Tibetan Parliament in Exile is committed to the Middle Way Approach.

  “Non-violence and dialogue are the way forward to resolve the Tibetan struggle”, said Mr. Penpa Tsering

 Mrs. Bätzing-Lichtenthäler, a member of Parliament from the Social Democratic Party informed the Tibetan Parliamentarians of the work done by the Tibet-Group in German Parliament. She thanked the Tibetan Parliamentarians for their visit and the updating her on the situation in Tibet.


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