Understand India's cautious approach at times: Dalai Lama

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New Delhi, Mar 26 (UNI) The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has said he understands why India's reaction to the events in Tibet had been a little cautious and renewed his threat to resign if the violence by Tibetans continued.

''I always looked out of India from a holistic view. Then there is some incidence, here and there, being a little overcautious doesn't matter,'' he told NDTV in an exclusive interview.

''Important is, the last almost 50 years, since Pandit (Jawaharlal) Nehru laid out certain policies regarding the Tibetan refugee community. Now that's still being carried, no matter what government, no matter what political party, Janata Party or Congress party,'' he added.

''Therefore, I think the Government of India has done maximum activity where they can help. They have done a lot but in certain cases they are a little cautious, that is understandable,'' the leader of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile said.

However, he wished the world could do more.

The Dalai Lama said he was serious about his threat to resign if the violence by Tibetans continued.

''If things become out of control, violent, I have no other alternative but to resign,'' he threatened.

The Tibetan spiritual leader insisted that the Olympic games must go on in Beijing. ''This is a good time to remind the Chinese of their human rights record.'' He said right from the beginning, there were some NGOs and individuals who had expressed concern.

''In order to be a good host to the Olympic games, China must improve its record in the field of human rights and religious freedom. It is very logical, very reasonable. So the world community, including we Tibetans, think the Chinese need to be reminded about their record on human rights, religious freedom and the Tibetan case,'' the Dalai Lama said.


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