United States Reassures Support to Meaningful Autonomy for Tibetans

A senior official of the government of United States has reassured their support to autonomy for Tibetans during a recent legal proceeding. The assistant secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, testified at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tibet, conducted this week and asserted their commitment to support Tibetans.

David Stilwell, the assistant secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, testified at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tibet, said that the ongoing human rights crisis is the stain of the century and they remain committed to supporting for a meaningful autonomy for Tibetans.

“Nor will we be silent about the Chinese government’s repression at home. As Secretary Pompeo has said, the ongoing human rights crisis in China is ‘truly the stain of the century.’ In Xinjiang, authorities are deliberately attempting to strangle Uighur culture and stamp out the Muslim faith, including by detaining more than one million ethnic and religious minorities in camps.” Mr. Stilwell has said during the testimony.

“And in Tibet, where the Communist Party’s oppression goes back decades, thousands of Buddhist monks and nuns have been evicted from their residences in just the past year alone. Disturbingly – and ironically – the party continues to assert its role in the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation process, even as President Xi has urged party members to remain ‘unyielding Marxist atheists.’ We believe that Tibetans, like all faith communities, must be able to practice their faith freely and select their leaders without interference. We will continue to assert this belief, and we remain committed to supporting meaningful autonomy for Tibetans” he added in the report published by Central Tibetan Administration on Friday.

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