Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Mar 15 (ANI): Tibetan Prime Minister in exile Samdhong Rinpoche has dismissed all reports that confirm Chinese delegates at their annual parliamentary meeting charging spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who earlier said that unrest in Tibet was caused by resentment over Chinese rule.
Rinpoche's reaction came in the wake of the statement made by the Chinese delegates on Sunday rejecting as groundless and rumoured, the assertion of the Dalai Lama that the reason for unrest in Tibet was caused by resentment over Chinese rule.
The delegates also claimed that China is very stable and united and that relations between Tibetans and the Han majority are harmonious and the Chinese people are furious with the Dalai Lama.
Sunday marked the two year anniversary of the day protests led by Buddhist monks gave way to torrid violence, with rioters torching shops and turning on residents, especially Han Chinese, who many Tibetans see as intruders threatening their culture.
At least 19 people died in the 2008 unrest, which sparked waves of protests across Tibetan areas.
Pro-Tibet groups overseas say more than 200 people were killed in a subsequent crackdown.
Rinpoche said that what Tibetans are saying is the truth, which the whole world knows and now this is for the world community to see who is speaking the truth.I have nothing to say. We have never noticed what they are saying. What we are saying is the truth, which the whole world knows. This is now for the world community who are true and who are false," said Rinpoche.
China has defended its iron-fisted rule in Tibet, saying not only did it free a million Tibetan serfs but it also poured billions of dollars into the Himalayan region for development.
It blames the region's problems and the 2008 unrest on exiled spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner the Dalai Lama, a man reviled by Beijing as a 'separatist' and instigator of anti-hinese violence. (ANI)