New Delhi: The Tibetan government-in-exile strongly condemned the letter from the Chinese embassy to Indian parliamentarians and said Tibet was never part of China.
“We condemn such a letter which has been sent to Members of the Indian Parliament and as a democratic country Members of Parliament have the right to watch what they think and in the last few years we have had so much support and support. solidarity on the part of Indian parliamentarians and many great Indian leaders, so there has been a tradition, ”said Tibetan government-in-exile spokesman Tenzin Lakshay.
“In fact, the Indian All-Party Parliamentary Forum for Tibet had been in existence since 1970. It continued under the leadership of many great Indian leaders. So this letter actually, if you look at the contents of the letter, it was pure propaganda letter that threatens members of the Indian parliament not to interfere in Tibetan affairs.
Lakshay said, “The letter said Tibet has historically been part of China since ancient times, which was not true. But Tibet was an occupied state after the formation of the PRC in 1959 and we have been living in exile for 60 years.
“But the letter says that the Tibetan central administration is an illegal separatist political group. We reject this with a confirmation that the Tibetan central administration is working on a policy which is a policy of middle way to achieve real autonomy within the framework of the Chinese constitution, “Lakshay added.
Stressing that this is not about separatism, Lakshay said it is about wanting to integrate in order to share and realize the aspirations of the Tibetan people inside Tibet.
“We therefore completely reject the contents of the letter and hope that the Chinese leadership will have wisdom as a new year approaches, they will have the wisdom to meet the aspirations of the Tibetan people and resume dialogue to resolve the Sino conflict. -Tibetan, ”Lakshay said.
The conviction came after Zhou Yongsheng, political adviser at the Chinese Embassy in India, wrote a letter to members of the Indian parliament for attending an event organized by the Indian All-Party Parliamentary Forum for Tibet and their interaction with Tibetan parliamentarians in exile earlier this month.