May 1, 2005
   Posted in Press Releases
Published By Tashi

Assembly of the Tibetan People’s Deputies’ letter to Hu Jintao, President of the People’s Republic of China

His Excellency Hu Juntao,
People’s Republic of China.

Your Excellency,

The Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies would want to ask you to immediately intervene and stop the campaign in some regions of Tibet, whereby, monks and nuns are being made to forcefully and under threat sign statement denouncing His Holiness the Dalai Lama and accepting Tibet to be a part China. We are deeply saddened and gravely concerned by this unwarranted act. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has repeatedly said that the debate over the historical status of Tibet may be set- aside and to concentrate on the need to creation of a status of genuine autonomy in the three regions of Tibet. Many Tibetans are not happy with this position taken by His Holiness the Dalai Lama but nevertheless any right thinking individual can clearly understand the magnitude and the influence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, being the legitimate authority in representing the Tibetans in and outside of the country.

We therefore, call upon your leadership to rectify and enable us to create a conducive atmosphere – an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect to find a mutually acceptable solution regarding the issue of Tibet. We urge you to consider this memorandum and the silent-peace procession by monks and nuns on 23rd December in the capital of India to be an expression on our part to demonstrate our concerns to you and International community. Through this memorandum we urge the People’s Republic of China to respect the basic rights of the Tibetan as humans. We urge the People’s Republic of China to release Tibetan political prisoners including the Panchen Lama Gendun Choekyi Nyima. To withdraw military and official inteferences from Drepung monastery and other places of our worship. We sincerely urge you to start dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in finding a lasting solution to the issue of Tibet.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs.Dolma Gyari
(Deputy Chairperson)

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