Kashag appeals to Tibetans to shun violence during Olympic torch relay in India


March 3, 2008 2:48 pm

Kashag appeals to Tibetans to shun violence during Olympic torch relay in India

Monday, 3 March 2008, 2:48 p.m.


Dharamshala: The Kashag of the
Central Tibetan Administration has appealed to Tibetans to avoid
resorting to violent approach during the 2008 Beijing Olympic torch
relay in India, in April.

The guideline issued by the Kashag on 29 February 2008 said:
“Resorting to violent means by the Tibetans, which are against the law
and cause embarrassment to the people and the government of India, must
not be allowed.”

“His Holiness the Dalai Lama has supported that China, as the
worldïž’s most populous nation should be given the right to host the
Olympic Games,” noted Kashagïž’s guideline.

“His Holiness has regularly stated that the Olympic Games in
China must be held successfully without any hindrance, since the event
is being long awaited by the Chinese with great pride and happiness.”