Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
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Samuel Brownback, the US Special Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, said this during a conference call commemorating his visit to India in October. He said that he had gone to Dharamshala in India to talk to the Tibetan community and tell them that the United States was against electing the next Dalai Lama from China. In response to a question, he said that Tibetan followers of Buddhism have been successfully choosing their leader for hundreds of years and they still have the right to do so.
Brownback said that it also includes the next Dalai Lama. He said, “We believe that the Communist Party of China is utterly wrong to say that they have the right to choose (the Dalai Lama).” Let us tell you that the 85-year-old 14th Dalai Lama is living in India after being deported from Tibet in 1959.
Will not help in the fight against terror
US diplomat Brownback accused China of religious persecution, saying “this will not help them in the fight against terrorism.” China is trying to tell the world that it is an attempt to stop terrorism, but they will create more terrorists. He said that the way to deal with terrorism is not to stop everyone. For this it is necessary to give them religious freedom. Brownback appealed to China to stop attacking various faiths, including Uygars, Tibetan followers of Buddhism, Christians, and Falun Gong.