Tibet unrest has Dalia Lama calling for investigation

March 17, 2008 |  by  |  Breaking News
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Dalai Lama calls for UNThe sight of monks being pushed around by Chinese police was too much for the Dalai Lama and his Tibetan government in exile to stomach without calling on the international community to respond.

Over the last week, protests in Tibet have exploded into violent scenes as authorities wielding batons and tear gas continually tried to squelch protests against the Chinese government’s occupation of the region. From their exile in Northern India, the Dalai Lama called on the international community to step into the situation to end the violence as well as delving deeper into how the entire situation became so extreme.

The Chinese government is accusing the spiritual leader of spurring these protests that have turned violent. Pushed into a corner with lies, he said, the Dalai Lama had to speak up.

“The Chinese government has accused His Holiness of masterminding the demonstrations, so because of these conflicting views his Holiness said that maybe a body from the United Nations may visit Tibet and find out what the reality is,” the Dalai Lama’s spokesperson, Thubten Samphel, said in a statement.


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