‘Dalai Lama’s portraits, speeches banned in Tibet’

March 27th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin  

Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) The Chinese security forces have seized portraits and recorded CDs of the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan government-in-exile here said Thursday. The Dalai Lama’s speeches and portraits are banned across Tibet by the Chinese authorities.

“The 70 portraits of his holiness the Dalai Lama and a few of his recorded CDs were seized in Karze county,” a spokesperson of the Tibetan government-in-exile said.

The spokesperson commended US President George W. Bush for urging Chinese President Hu Jintao Wednesday to hold talks with the Dalai Lama and his envoys.

Bush has urged China to allow access to journalists and diplomats into Tibet.

While the Tibetan government-in-exile says 140 Tibetans have lost their lives in Tibet, the Chinese government has put the toll at 22.

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