This is really quite confusing. Why is the Kalon Tripa asking for meaningful talks with China when one month before that the Dalai Lama was making provocative statements to piss the Chinese off?
In June 2012, HHDL said in Britain that talks with China would be futile and that: "The issue is (the people's) basic right. In future, unless they start a realistic approach for the Tibetan problem inside Tibet, there's not much to discuss," the Dalai Lama told Reuters in an interview at Britain's houses of parliament" [Reuters]. Hardly reconciliatory words. [Source: http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/20/britain-dalailama-idINDEE85J0EZ20120620]
So, what the Dalai Lama is saying is that there is no point talking to China unless China bucks up on its human rights conduct.
When the Dalai Lama talks about basic human rights, was HH referring to the basic rights of Dorje Shugden practitioners that HH has robbed them of? Or was HH referring to another kind of "human rights" like that of the Tibetans who lived as serfs in Tibet pre-1959? So either there are different kinds of "human rights" in HHDL's definition or HHDL does not regard Dorje Shugden practitioners as being human. Which is it?
The CTA and HHDL are always beating the democracy drum and therein lies one of the biggest modern day fraud. Tibet has never known democracy and what the CTA practice, even as a government without a country, is not democracy.
It is not democratic for a political leader to unanimously give away the push for Tibet's independence as HHDL did in the 80's. It is not democratic to forcibly seize the properties and rightful title of Lamas who do not acquiesce to the Dalai Lama's ban of Dorje Shugden as in the case of Kundeling Rinpoche. It is not democracy when you suppress religious freedom. And if there is any truth in the rumour that HHDL even tried to start a Communist Party of his own in the 70's, then that is definitely not democratic.
What vajratruth wrote is so true. If CTA is not even practising Human Rights with their own people in exile, how can they even demand China to practise Human Rights?
"Under human rights and anti-discrimination legislation, you have the right to hold your own religious beliefs or other philosophical beliefs similar to a religion. You also have the right to have no religion or belief.
Under the Equality Act 2006, it is unlawful for someone to discriminate against you because of your religion or belief (or because you have no religion or belief):
in any aspect of employment
when providing goods, facilities and services
when providing education
in using or disposing of premises, or
when exercising public functions."
I do believe Kundeling Rinpoche has a strong legal case against CTA for supporting the ban of Dorje Shugden's practice and stripping away rights to the above for Tibetan refugees who practise Dorje Shugden.
More people should step up against CTA to stop such unlawful acts against their own people. They really do not have the right to demand China of practising democracy and human rights. Why are the Americans not demanding CTA to stop their unfair treatment?