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"We Tibetans are looking for a legitimate and meaningful autonomy, an arrangement that would enable Tibetans to live within the framework of the People’s Republic of China."

His Holiness expresses deep concern over tense situation in Tibet

March 15, 2008


Friday, 14 March 2008, 7:04 p.m. Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai
Lama said: "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."

His Holiness stated" "These protests are a manifestation of the
deep-rooted resentment of the Tibetan people under the present

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.

His Holiness said: "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."
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