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China’s “unnecessary repressive measures” deteriorating situation in Tibet
Phayul[Friday, April 18, 2008 16:33]
By Phurbu Thinley

Dharamsala, April 18: Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-exile said unnecessary repressive measures and use of force by China on Tibetan peaceful demonstrations since March 10 are causing deterioration of situation in Tibet rather than restoring peace and normalcy.

Tibetan PM Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche (R) during the press conference at the Lhakpa Tsering Memorial Hall of the Department of Information and International Relations, Friday, 18 April 2008, in Dharamshala, India. Also seen in the picture is Kalon Tsering Phuntso, Minister for Religion and Culture (Photo by Sangjey Kep / Tibetgov.net)
Tibetan PM Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche (R) during the press conference at the Lhakpa Tsering Memorial Hall of the Department of Information and International Relations, Friday, 18 April 2008, in Dharamshala, India. Also seen in the picture is Kalon Tsering Phuntso, Minister for Religion and Culture (Photo by Sangjey Kep / Tibetgov.net)
Describing March 10 as a historic day for Tibetans, Tibetan PM Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche said, “Every year there is some kind of peaceful demonstration, which does not continue beyond that day.” “But this year protests continued in the succeeding days due to unnecessary repressive measures and use of force,” he said during an official press conference here today.

“If the objective of using force by the Chinese authorities is to maintain peace and order in Tibet, they could have achieved it within a day. But normalcy did not return even after more than five weeks and more protests and repressive measures are happening day after day” he said.

Coming up with a list of conspicuous “suspicious incidents”, allegedly set up by Chinese authorities, Prof. Rinpoche said it “arouses the suspicion about the intentions of the Chinese authorities.”

Rinpoche said such acts “do not help in restoring mental peace and social order in Tibet. On the contrary, these acts are considered highly provocative by the Tibetans because they hurt them the most.”

“All these acts appear to be aimed to undermine the Tibetan people's tolerance and provoke them into violent retaliation. They also indicate that various agencies of the PRC have plans to carry out more bombing and other destructive activities and put the blame on the innocent Tibetans for such actions,” he said.

Saying there have been widespread protests in all areas of U-Tsang, Kham and Amdo, including in various cities of China where Tibetans live since March 10, Rinpoche said the protests were “outburst of dissatisfaction and deep-rooted resentment perpetuated in the hearts of the Tibetan people for the last five decades by excessive repression and mishandling of peaceful protests”.

According to him, the alleged ongoing repressive action such as brutal beatings, torture, killings, deprivation of essential foods and drinking water, which lead to the starvation of concerned Tibetans are the biggest concern of the Tibetan Government.

Saying his government is “very much concerned that such repressive action may continue for many more months to come” Rinpoche said “the international community must intervene immediately and persuade the PRC authorities to end these atrocious acts” before the Chinese authorities destroy all evidence by executing the innocent Tibetans.

The Tibetan PM also urged the international community to take “effective and immediate actions to prevent the PRC from indulging in such brutal acts against the Tibetan people and to stop their policy of systematic cultural genocide in Tibet”.

The Tibetan PM was accompanied by other members of his cabinet at the press conference.
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