Dharamshala, India — Calling him "a truly dedicated politician", the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed profound sadness at the death of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 93.
Dharamshala, India — Leaders from across the world have expressed grief over the death of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and recalled his contributions in strengthening bilateral relations and maintaining regional peace. President Dr Lobsang Sangay referred to the former prime minister as one of the giants in Indian politics and also one of the strongest voices for Tibet.
Leh, Ladakh, J&K, India — “We have faced a lot of difficulties,” His Holiness continued, “yet the Tibetan spirit remains strong," His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, adding: "We are not opposed to the Chinese people as such, but narrow-minded, hard-line members of the Chinese Communist Party have given us a hard time."
New York, US — The communist regime in China has even criminalised expressions of support for Middle Way Policy which seeks genuine autonomy for all Tibetans living in the three traditional provinces of Tibet, the international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), a New York-based rights organisation said in a report released on July 30, 2018.