China Will Intrude With Dalai Lama Succession: Tibet’s President-In-Exile

China Will Interfere With Dalai Lama Succession: Tibet's President-In-Exile

They’ve been getting ready for that for the final 15 years,” he stated.


China is predicted to intervene within the succession of the Dalai Lama, and anticipating that eventuality, the Tibetan government-in-exile has labored out a plan for a democratic transition of the management function by the non secular .

In an interview to PTI, President of the Tibetan government-in-exile Penpa Tsering identified {that a} replay of the 1995 appointment of a rival Panchen Lama by the Communist authorities of China whereas a boy chosen by the Dalai Lama because the incarnate of the Lama was whisked away from the general public eye, might be anticipated.

“What occurs after the current Dalai Lama isn’t any extra, is an enormous problem for the Tibetans, particularly if the Sino-Tibetan battle isn’t resolved,” he stated on Tuesday.

“We consider China will certainly intervene with the succession strategy of the Dalai Lama… They’ve been getting ready for that for the final 15 years,” he added.

Tsering, who additionally holds the title of Sikyong, said that the Chinese language authorities issued a “diktat” in 2007 on the necessity for it to be concerned within the succession of all reincarnate Lamas.

“This was performed, aiming at utilizing faith as a political instrument… (Even) although China should have no function nor another authorities,” he stated.

“They (Chinese language) intervened in 1995 once they selected a boy (Gyancain Norbu) because the Panchen Lama. The boy recognised by His Holiness (the Dalai Lama) as Panchen Lama (Gedhun Choeyi Nyima) was whisked away and we nonetheless don’t have any information of whether or not he’s alive,” he stated.

Nyima has not been seen by any impartial observer since Might 17, 1995. Whereas the Chinese language authorities claims he lives a “regular” life, Tibetan exiles and human rights teams consider that he’s being held at a “Chinese language gulag as a prisoner of conscience”.

Tibetan Buddhists consider that the soul of a excessive Lama or “residing Buddha” after his loss of life could also be reborn as “soul boy” and might be discovered by the interpretation of arcane indicators.

“Communist China professes to not consider in faith, but it desires to intervene in what’s a purely a spiritual perform,” rued Tsering, including that the Dalai Lama in jest has stated that if the “Chinese language authorities is so all in favour of re-incarnation, it ought to examine Tibetan Buddhism”.

To arrange the world and Tibetans for the day when the 14th Dalai Lama passes away, a six-point plan has been ready. The cornerstone of the plan, Tsering stated, is a democratic transition.

Whereas the non secular management stays with the Dalai Lama, since 2011, the political management of the Tibetan group has devolved on the straight elected Sikyong or president of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Until then, the temporal head of the Tibetan government-in-exile elected by the ‘Kashag’ or parliament-in-exile was ‘Kalon Tripa’ or prime minister with the Dalai Lama as the general head.

A well-liked rebellion in 1959 towards the Chinese language who had invaded Tibet in 1950, which was bloodily put down killing hundreds of civilians, noticed the Dalai Lama and lots of of his followers fleeing to India. A 12 months after that, the Dalai Lama established a democratically-elected parliament.

“The Dalai Lama who was influenced by Indian democracy, which he noticed for the primary time throughout a go to in 1956-57, has been getting ready us for a democratic future,” Tsering stated. The Tibetan chief stated the Dalai Lama discovered that whereas India’s democratically functioning Parliament allowed individuals to talk freely, the Chinese language apex legislature of which he was a excessive official was a spot the place none might communicate their thoughts, prompting him to undertake democracy in operating the affairs of the Tibetan exiles.

“That’s the reason I, a farmer’s son, have been in a position to tackle the mantle of the Tibetan political chief… We are going to carry ahead democratically,” he stated.

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