Press Release

March 14th 2008

I am deeply concerned over the situation that has been developing in Tibet following peaceful protests in many parts of Tibet, including Lhasa, in recent days.  These protests are a manifestation of the deep-rooted resentment of the Tibetan people under the present governance.
 
As I have always said, unity and stability under brute force is at best a temporary solution.  It is unrealistic to expect unity and stability under such a rule and would therefore not be conducive to finding a peaceful and lasting solution.
 
I therefore appeal to the Chinese leadership to stop using force and address the long-simmering resentment of the Tibetan people through dialogue with the Tibetan people.  I also urge my fellow Tibetans not to resort to violence.
 
 
THE DALAI LAMA
 
Dated: March 14, 2008

Contacts: Chhime R. Chhoekyapa, Secretary           Mobile + 91 (09816021879)
               Tenzin Taklha, Joint Secretary                  Mobile + 91 (09816021813)
 

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