Tibetan PM-in-exile urges China not to interfere in Indo-Tibetan matters

Kolkata, Jan 21: Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay, has urged China not to interfere in Indo-Tibetan matters and stop advising Indian authorities whom to meet and not to meet.

Sangay, who was in West Bengal’s Kolkata city to attend an event on Friday, told mediapersons that it is immoral on the part of China to interfere and advise the Governor of West Bengal whom to meet or not to meet.

“China should not dictate terms like that because India is a sovereign country; whatever India decides it’s their matter. So, a counselor carrying a letter and interfering with whom the Governor of West Bengal meets, I think they should keep it to themselves,” said Sangay.

China has villified Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, for over a decade, accusing him of a campaign to split the Himalayan region from the rest of China. The Dalai Lama, however, says that he is only seeking increased autonomy for Tibet.

“Well, his holiness the Dalai Lama is an honoured guest of India and it is for the Indian people to decide whom to invite and whom not to invite and I think Chinese counselors should keep their views to themselves because India is a sovereign country and Indian people will decide what they want to do,” added Sangay. (ANI)