The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama while granting a special audience to the participants of first international conference on Umaylam being held in Dharamsala on Wednesday explained that the Tibetan Policy, Umaylam or the Middle Way Approach by the Central Tibetan Administration does not consider the Chinese as enemies.
His Holiness spoke to a gathering of around 800 people at the Main Temple, McLeod Ganj in Dharamsala where he specifically talked about the Middle Way Approach of the Tibetan cause explaining that the approach which was master planned by His Holiness himself strives to resolve the Tibet issue through a genuine dialogue between human beings.
“The guiding spirit of the Middle Way Approach is the pursuit of a mutually acceptable and mutually beneficial solution through dialogue, in the spirit of reconciliation and compromise. We resolved not to seek the separation and independence of Tibet but to strive for a solution within the framework of the PRC,” His Holiness said while addressing participants of the conference and others gathered at the audience.
The Tibetan spiritual leader explained that soon after arriving in exile, “we began a series of discussions on this issue with, and solicited suggestions from all on how to resolve the Tibetan problem through contact and discussions with the Chinese authorities,” adding as a result, around 1974 the Tibetans adopted the Middle Way Approach.
He said the approach even finds endorsement and solid support from a large number of Chinese scholars, activists, writers and public personalities. He regaled the 1,000 articles and opinion pieces written by Chinese scholars and writers supporting the move.
“These include a report by the Beijing-based legal NGO, the Gongmeng Constitutional Initiative, describing the suffering and grievances of the Tibetan people and calling for policy change. In 2012, 82 Chinese NGOs based in 15 countries sent a petition to the United Nations, the European Union, various Parliaments and governments, exhorting them to urge the Chinese government to start negotiations as soon as possible.” His Holiness added explaining that the Middle Way Approach has received endorsement and solid support from a large number of Chinese scholars, activists, writers, public personalities.