The US has thanked India for internet hosting the Dalai Lama since 1959 because the world commemorated the 85th birthday of the Tibetan religious chief.
The Dalai Lama has been dwelling in India ever since he fled Tibet in 1959 following a Chinese language invasion on Tibet. The Tibetan government-in-exile operates from Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. Over 1,60,000 Tibetans dwell in India.
“Completely satisfied 85th birthday to His Holiness @DalaiLama, who has impressed the world by way of his peace & kindness, and as a logo of the battle for Tibetans and their heritage. We thank India for internet hosting His Holiness and Tibetans in freedom since 1959 & want His Holiness happiness,” the US State Division’s South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) bureau tweeted on Monday.
Speaker of the US Home of Representatives Nancy Pelosi additionally conveyed her greetings to the Tibetan religious chief on his birthday.
“The Dalai Lama is a messenger of hope, whose religious steering has been a significant pressure to advance warm-heartedness and compassion, promote spiritual concord, safe human rights and protect the language and tradition of the Tibetan folks,” she stated.
Sadly, the aspirations of His Holiness and the Tibetan folks stay unfulfilled because the oppressive Chinese language regime continues its disgraceful marketing campaign of persecution, Ms Pelosi stated.
She famous that the US Congress on a bipartisan foundation has lengthy spoken with one voice in defence of these persecuted by Beijing and can proceed to take action.
In January, Home Democrats defended the rights of Tibetans to observe their religion, communicate their language and have fun their tradition free from Beijing’s repressive grip by passing the Tibet Coverage and Assist Act, which makes clear the US place that interference by Beijing within the strategy of recognising a successor or reincarnation of the 14th Dalai Lama would characterize a transparent violation of the spiritual freedoms of the Tibetan folks.
“The Senate should go this bipartisan laws and help the bond of friendship that has existed between america, the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan folks for many years,” Ms Pelosi stated.
In honour of this special occasion and of the goals of the Tibetan folks, America stays dedicated to opposing the acceleration of Beijing’s aggression towards the folks of Tibet, in addition to its brutal marketing campaign in opposition to the Uyghur folks, its suppression of free speech and assault on the ‘one nation, two methods’ doctrine in Hong Kong, and its violent efforts to undermine spiritual freedom and human rights all through China, she stated.
“Might this subsequent yr carry His Holiness The Dalai Lama, the folks of Tibet and all these working to advance freedom in China and world wide a way forward for peace, safety and prosperity for all,” Ms Pelosi stated.
Congressman Andy Levin in a tweet wished the Dalai Lama a joyous birthday. “Might all of us observe the instance set by His Holiness within the coming yr and work in direction of a extra peaceable world,” he stated.
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