Tibetans told no violence during Olympic Torch relay

March 4th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin  

Dharamsala, March 4 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile has appealed to Tibetan refugees in India to avoid resorting to violence during the 2008 Beijing Olympics Torch relay through India next month. A spokesperson of the Tibetan government-in-exile said here Tuesday that the guideline was issued Feb 29.

The spokesman said: “Resorting to violent means by Tibetans is against the law and will cause an embarrassment to the people and the government of India, so it must not be allowed.”

“His holiness, the Dalai Lama, has supported that China, the world’s most populous nation, should be given the right to host the Olympic Games.”

“The Dalai Lama has regularly stated that the Olympic Games in China must be held successfully without any hindrance, since the event is long awaited by the Chinese with great pride and happiness.”

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