p2pnet view Politics:- The 75-year-old Dalai Lama says he’ll no longer be Tibet’s political leader.
But China doesn’t believe him saying he’s tricking the world, according to the Indian Express.
A Nobel Peace Laureate who’s “been at the forefront of a six-decade-long struggle for freedom of Tibetans”, he says he’ll hand over his “formal authority” to a “freely-elected” leader, says the story.
But he’ll “retain the more significant role of Tibet’s spiritual leader”, making it clear he’s still committed to playing his part for the “just cause” of Tibet.
However, “After Dalai Lama’s resignation, legitimacy would be the biggest issue before us”, the Indo-Asian News Service has Samdhong Rinpoche. the prime minister of Tibetan government-in-exile, stating.
“Without Dalai Lama, we (the government-in-exile) will not have any legitimacy in the eyes of Tibetans”, he said, going on:
“It is a real question before us and we have to find a solution to it. However, status of Tibetans living in exile in India would not change. We have no problem with India as we are very comfortable here.”
The Tibetan government-in-exile, in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh in northern India, isn’t recognised by any country in the world, the story notes.
The Dalai Lama made the announcement in his speech on the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day, saying he’ll formally make the proposal to the Tibetan Parliament in-exile on Monday “to make necessary amendments to the Charter for Tibetans-in-Exile reflecting his decision to devolve his ‘formal authority’ to an elected leader”, states the Indian Express.
The 14th Dalai Lama (religious name, Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub, 6 July 1935) is the 14th Dalai Lama, says the Wikipedia.
Indian Express – Dalai Lama to step down as Tibet’s political leader, China says he is tricking world, March 10, 2011
Indo-Asian News Service – ‘Without Dalai Lama, legitimacy would be a problem’, March 10, 2011
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