His Holiness’ Demand for Autonomy is In Favour of China
Thursday, 4 May 2006, 3:00 PM
New Delhi: His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s demand for Tibet’s autonomy is in favour of China, said Shri Satya Prakash Malviya, former Union Minister of India, during the Delhi state conference of the Indo-Tibet Friendship Society (ITFS) held on 29 April 2006 in New Delhi.
In his inaugural address, Shri Satya Prakash Malviya highlighted the concept of self-rule as described by Ms. Anne Basent during India’s freedom struggle. He said that His Holiness’ demand has changed according to time and circumstances, which not only helps to resolve the issue of Tibet but also favours China and India.
His demand of genuine autonomy to Tibetans with Five-Point Peace Plan will help the inhabitants of Asia also, he further said.
Speaking on Sino-Tibetan Dialogue Progress and Prospects, Mr. Tempa Tseing, New Delhi Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, highlighted the situation in which Tibetans came to India and carried out the struggle for the just cause of Tibet.
He mentioned that His Holiness the Dalai Lama is an admirer and follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He further highlighted the world-wide support to Tibetan movement and expressed his hope for immediate solution of the Tibetan issue.
The conference was chaired by Prof. Anand Kumar, National General Secretary of the ITFS and it was convened by Mrs. Renu Gambhir and Dr. Manoj Kumar, National Organising Secretaries of the ITFS.
The others who share their views in this conference were Shri Vijay Kranti (Tibetologist), Shri Kuldeep Chandra Agnihotri ( Convener, Bharat-Tibet Sahyog Manch), Prof. Raj Kumar Jain (Delhi University), Col V.S.Verma (Convener, Ex-soldiers Forum), Shri Birbhadra Singh ( Former member of parliament), Shri Madan Lal ( Senior Editor, Hind), Shri Awadhesh Kumar (Journalist), Shri Babulal Sharma (Global Gandhi Forum), Prof. Rajpal Baghel ( Advocate, High Court) Shri Surendra Kumar( National Secretary, Gandhi Peace Foundation), Dr. Hira Pal Negi (Delhi University) and Shri Raghuvir Kapoor (Social activists and union leader)
The conference elected the office bearers of the ITFS Delhi chapter and declared Smt. Renu Gambhir as its president, Col. Rasul Khan and Dr. Hira Pal Negi as Vice Presidents and Shri Ramesh Sharma as its General Secretary.
(www.tibet.net is the official website of the Central Tibetan Administration.)