Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Time running out for Tibet : French senators
Wed Aug 30, Reuters
Time is running out to reach an agreement on
After meetings with Communist officials in
"There is one chance for
after returning from the remote far-western Himalayan region.
"With so much international attention, the
De Broissia said it was possible a new generation of Tibetan leaders could espouse more violent forms of protest once the Dalai Lama dies.
The Dalai Lama, accused by Beijing of being a separatist, has lived in exile in the Indian hill station of Dharamsala since fleeing Tibet in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese Communist rule.
"The youth in exile are very impatient," he said. "It's in the interests of
The group was allowed only very limited contacts with people in
When they asked about the Dalai Lama, officials responded with questions about unrest among young Muslims in
"They told us the Dalai Lama was forgotten, discredited," the senator said. "We couldn't get anyone to really talk about the Dalai Lama. They would hide behind a disarming smile." Read More......