English Translation of Statement of Mr. Dongchung Ngodup, Kalon for Department of Security, on the issue of Dhogyal during the 7th session of the 15th TPiE on 17th March, 2014.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Honorable Members of Parliament for their opinions and emphatic appeals on Resolution no. 22, on which we spent an almost entire day discussing today. In particular, since the issue concerns the Department of Security, I have tried to take note of all the opinions concerning His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s security. However, I am not going to discuss the plans I have regarding this matter.
Honorable Members of this Parliament are well aware of the Dolgyal issue. However, given the growing attention to this medium (the Parliamentary Session) among the masses, I will try my best to clarify certain, prominent issues.
I will not speak on the nature and history of Dolgyal as many of the Honorable Members of Parliament have already spoken about it. Since 1996, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has openly advised against the practice of propitiating Dolgyal but he has never prohibited its practice, although restrictions were imposed. You are all well aware of the incidents that have occured since 1996; two resolutions were also passed on the issue in that same year.
Following His Holiness’s advice on Dolgyal during the Spring teaching, Dolgyal followers established the Dorje Shugden Devotees Charitable and Religious Society in Delhi and subsequently harassed and threatened violence against many individuals, monasteries, organizations, and Tibetan settlements. Particularly (as far as I can recall) on May 27, 1996 they set fire to the barn of Ganden Jangtse monastery and attempted to kill Venerable Wangyal, a former abbot of the Jangtse College, by pouring kerosene over him. A personal testimony of this can be seen in video documentaries.
Almost two months later, on July 3, 1996 some men broke into Kasur Kundeling Woeser Gyaltsen’s residence in Rajpur and assaulted him with a knife; he was subsequently hospitalized. In his interview later , the late Kundeling revealed from where these assailants came and for what purpose. [The assailants were Shugden devotees; their purpose was clear]
In February 1997, the Director of the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics and two of his students were brutally murdered in Dharamsala. The local Police Commissioner later told the media that the murderers came from Delhi.All of this can be seen in newspapers and video documentaries; I request you all to take note of them. At the request of the Indian Government, Interpol also issued a Red Corner notice for the two men suspected of the murder, [a notice] which is still on their website. All of these statements by local law-enforcement bodies and international agencies are genuine and legitimate, and justify the Tibetan Administration’s allegations against the Dolgyal group over the incident.
On September 10, 2000 an incident occured at the Mundgod Tibetan Settlement. On learning that the Dolgyal group intended to host a meeting in Mundgod, a group of local Tibetans gathered in front of Dokhang Khangtsen of Gaden Shartse Monastery to appeal to them not to host the meeting. However, they were attacked with stones and bricks from the roof of the monastery. Many of them were injured and all of this can be seen in photographic evidence.
A similar incident occured in Sera Monastery where a group of local Tibetans were beaten up on their way to appeal to them not to host any meeting of the Dolgyal group in Serpom Monastery. Allegedly, a pregnant woman was also beaten up, although his incident has not been documented anywhere.
Similarly, a teacher of Sera-Mey Monastery was brutally beaten because Dolgyal supporters disliked his teachings on the Dolgyal issue. In a similar manner, a Geshe of Gaden Jangtse Monastery who had been a member of the local Tibetan Freedom Movement Association (Rangden Tsokchung) for many years and Sera-Jey’s official in-charge of the Scholarship and Identity Card Department was also brutally beaten.
On October 19, in Bylakupee, the settlement officer of Deckyi Larso Settlement and his wife were brutally beaten and the roof of their residence broken. All of this was covered by local news media and the local Indian investigation officer also gave a similar account of this incident. I am mentioning these just to remind you.
Besides these incidents, without doubt many other things have happened. For instance, after the assassination of the Director of the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, a circular purportedly issued from Bylakupee was received, addressed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The circular threatened:”Did you enjoy eating the three carcasses at the time of Losar? You will be treated to many more carcasses if you continue the present practice.”
The Indian Government is well aware of the threat the Dolgyal group pose to the safety of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.Also, there have been instances of Kalons of the Tibetan Administration being stalked, and issued with warnings and threatening letters.
Notwithstanding all of this, one can see that their activities are very much in line with the nature of Dolgyal, which is to harm. They have made many false allegations against the Tibetan Administration in the past and they continue to do so presently. Some of the Honorable Members of this Parliament (having been there at the time of these incidents) gave a very effective account of these incidents for which I would like to offer my gratitude.
They have alleged discrimination but discrimination over what? They have alleged denial of religious freedom, but is this with regard to religion or freedom? They have alleged that the children of Dolgyal propitiators were thrown out of Tibetan schools and offices and that they are not given any medical care in Tibetan hospitals. On the website of the so-called ‘Western Shugden Society’, they have blamed His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration for the incident that happened with Chonzelak of Trijang Labrang at the Mundgod Tibetan Settlement in December 2013.
Honorable Speaker, taking advantage of this [current] medium, I wish to clarify what the Tibetan Administration has done with regard to these issues, although I am not sure I can cover everything.
The allegation that the children of Dolgyal propitiators have been thrown out of Tibetan schools is totally without substance. In fact, the children of Jampel Yeshi, the President of the Dolgyal Society in Delhi remained enrolled at that very time at the Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV) School in Lower Dharamsala; they were neither expelled nor did anyone ask them to leave. Though the President himself withdrew his children from the school two years later, this was not due to any pressure from the Tibetan Administration. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from school but I am sure the children themselves had nothing in their minds [with regard to this issue].
Their allegations could be validated on the basis that the TCV School and some other schools function directly under the administrative control of the Tibetan Administration. However, the Office of the Tibetan Children’s Village, the Tibetan Homes Foundation and the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (which runs all of the schools for Tibetans funded by the Government of India) all issued written denials, [stating that] that not a single child was expelled from their schools on the grounds that their parents propitiated Dolgyal. One can see all of these in texts published by the Department of Information and International Relations and the Department of Religion and Culture. Perhaps these texts are scarce nowadays but they contain detailed explanations of the matter and I urge you to examine them.
Similarly, they have accused the Tibetan Administration of discriminating against Dolgyal followers on the issue of monastic enrollment. In 2007, sixteen young Tibetans arrived in Dharamsala from Tibet. They admitted their propitiation of Dolgyal and said they could not abandon propitiation as their parents have advised them not to. Moreover, they insisted that they be sent to [Gelug] monasteries. One might think these [following] decisions were made by the Tibetan Administration; yet the Dolgyal group have no evidence to support their claims, nor are they [in a position of being] able to provide names. Whatever the case may be, they have accused the Tibetan administration of not enrolling them in the monasteries. It is true that they could not be enrolled into the monasteries because the Charter of the Monastic Discipline of the Gelugpa Sect (Chapter 4, Article 12: Section 7) categorically states that all new entrants must abandon propitiation of Dolgyal. This Charter was adopted during the conference of abbots and representatives of the great monastic seats of Gelugpa, under the chairmanship of the Gaden Throne Holder and the Sharjang Choeje. The Central Tibetan Administration has no authority to act against the Charter of the Gelug sect and to enroll Dolgyal propitiators in Gelugpa monasteries. Every organization has its own rules and conditions and we have respected that. The other schools of Tibetan Buddhism have nothing to do with this and so have not passed any such resolutions. There are no instances of interrogation or discrimination on the basis of Dolgyal propitiation in the other schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
After considering the matter carefully, the Tibetan Administration expressed its inability to send them to Gelugpa monasteries and advised them to join schools to avail themselves of more opportunities.They stayed at the Reception Centre for many days then went on to join TCV Suja School and Sherab Gatseling School. Sadly however, they did not stay there for long. Eventually, in their applications to theReception Center, they wrote that they would rather go back to Tibet if they were unable to gain admission to the monastery here; they also asked for their travel expenses. This was cordially agreed upon by the Tibetan Administration. The Tibetan Administration has always maintained that it will not object to anyone who wishes to return to Tibet and that it will provide their travel expenses if requested.[Certainly,]The Kashag of the Central Tibetan administration had issued a directive on February 17, 2007, following which the Tibetan Administration has not issued any referral letters to Dolgyal followers for enrollment into Gelug monasteries; this is true.
In the same way, they have also criticized the Tibetan Administration for not issuing support letters to Dolgyal followers and their family members to [support applications] for their travel documents, which is a spurious argument. Dakpa Gyaltsen (also known as ‘Geshe Chime Tsering’), the so-called Secretary of the Dolgyal Society in Delhi, was issued with a supporting letter when his travel document (IC) expired. He later acquired a travel document and now lives abroad. Likewise, on which document did members of Ganden Nyen Gyud Monastery (who are very active on Mangthrod Khabdag [‘Tibetan Public Talk’- A Chinese-backed Youtube channel]) reach the U.S.A., despite their claim to have been “granted asylum”, because of the Dolgyal issue? When Jampel Yeshe’s wife emigrated to the West under the Family Reunification Program, her travel document (IC) was issued by the Indian Government along with a supporting letter from the Tibetan Administration. [Therefore] the Tibetan Administration has not discriminated against anyone over issuing documents and such allegations are completely baseless.
It has been said that the Tibetan Administration has remained silent over all these allegations. However if one pays attention, we have responded appropriately against these baseless allegations whenever required to do so; those who aren’t attentive always ‘hang in the middle’. I sought this opportunity today because this medium is closely watched by the masses and especially because of the significant attention regarding the resolution that has been passed on this day. People must be watching this at the cost of their sleep and therefore, I felt it very important to inform them of the reality.
Again, they have accused the Tibetan Administration of discrimination and of withholding medical care. If they could name a single person who was denied medical care by the Department of Health for their beliefs, then we could definitely investigate the matter. There is no such instance of discrimination. They have also accused the Tibetan Administration of dismissing Dolgyal followers from their Government jobs. If they could name a single person who has been dismissed, we could see how he or she was dismissed. [However, no names have been put forward.]
The responsiblity to dismiss civil servants of the Central Tibetan Administration is not the sole domain of the Kashag. ‘The Charter of the Tibetans-in-Exile’ provides for the institution of an independent body with its own rules and conditions for the dismissal of a civil servant. If any civil servant commits a crime, it is only on the basis of an investigation carried out by that investigating committee that he or she can be penalized. Who has been dismissed for following Dolgyal? There are over 600 civil servants serving in the Tibetan Administration and none of them has been harassed under any circumstances for propitiating Dolgyal. Let me also make it clear that there is not a single civil servant in the Central Tibetan Administration who propitiates Dolgyal.
If the propitiation of Dolgyal formed a basis for dismissal from a Government job, should it not also be a pre-requisite for the recruitment of new staff? However no such condition exists, as the door is open for any Tibetan to work in the CTA. Particularly so in the Tibetan Parliament (a platform which is even more important), I don’t think there is any such condition which bars any Dolgyal follower from becoming a Member of Parliament. Parliament is a law-making body and there is nothing whatsoever to prevent them from making such laws. As a matter of fact, some people are of the view that such laws should be made, but no such laws have been established by the Tibetan Administration. Any eligible Tibetan can rightfully become a member of the Tibetan Parliament. In fact, anyone [regrdless of affiliation] could contest for Parliamentary election and speak from this [very] platform. Therefore, there is no instance of discrimination and partiality from this Administration.
Similarly, they alleged discrimination over the issue of land and housing. Honorable Members of Parliament, who are well aware of the situation on the ground, spoke with clarity about it.
In keeping with the principles of Dharma and Vinaya, ‘the mouth was distinguished from the moustache’ during the Tsulshing [‘Stick throwing’-a monastic form of referendum] proceedings in Gelug monasteries in 2008. Nobody was asked to leave their monastery; it was in fact, left to the monks to decide where they wished to live. As was said earlier, it is true that a small number of people [who continue to propitiate Dolgyal privately, as is their right] are living [in Gelug monasteries, nevertheless,] with substantial rights. At present, there exist the so-called Shar Gaden Nampar Gyalwayling in Mundgod, and Serpom Khangtsen monasteries in Bylakupee, whose residents are living on lands provided by the Indian government, at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan Administration has never asked them to leave that land. If they voluntarily decide to leave, they are free to do so. There is no prohibition on the part of the Tibetan Administration but rather words of appreciation. During the meeting of Tibetan Settlement Officers last year, a clear directive was issued that everyone is equally entitled to their enshrined rights and this directive remains valid. There is no discrimination regarding this issue.
Recently, on the website of the so-called ‘Western Shugden Society’, they released ‘news’ (along with pictures) of the attack on Chonzelak of Thrijang Labrang and blamed His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan administration for the attack. We live in the free and lawful nation of India; if their allegations were legitimate, they should have accordingly informed the police of the incident . However they did not. Nevertheless, since the incident happened in relation to a person under the jurisdiction of Mundgod Tibetan Settlement Office, the Settlement Officer informed the local police and requested a thorough investigation.
Eventually, the police summoned the local heads and representatives of the Settlement and those monks of Shar Gaden who were involved. Due to his advancing age, Chonzelak requested that the investigation continue without him having to attend in person. Unwilling to say anything on this matter, the [pro-Shugden] monks of Shar Gaden issued a written statement in which they requested that the investigation be called off, under the pretext of ‘social stability’.If this attack was carried out under the direction of the Central Tibetan Administration, the police should have been duly informed. For what reason did they not inform the police? There is a lot of speculation about this and it therefore becomes very important that people are informed about the reality [of the situation]. This issue and related matters are taken care of by the Tibetan Administration.
If a large section of youth is misled about the issue then, through this platform, it is imperative we appeal to everyone to pay attention. Meanwhile, between the mid 1990s and 2000, they have resorted to violent acts similar to those carried out by terrorists; acts such as intimidation, beating and even murdering people. In recent times, these tactics have definitely undergone changes. They are now manifesting in a more sophisticated manner. Nevertheless, they [The ‘International Shugden Community’] do not consider the possibility of making their base in India, a country under the rule of law. In recent times, many books are being delivered via inappropriate use of media channels, including social media. A disinformation campaign has been perpetrated via media channels, [disinformation] such as the release of a book entitled ‘The False Dalai Lama [:The Worst Dictator in the Modern World’]
His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently mentioned in South India that the Indian and US Governments had informed him of the threats to his security posed by the Dolgyal organization. Dolgyal propitiators have alleged that this is a lie and claim that they don’t pose any threat to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and even claim that the Indian Government would not profess such things. They also queried how it was that many Dolgyal propitiators have managed to be granted asylum in the US. To back up their allegations with evidence and to convince the public, they have also claimed that the recent fencing around His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s residence had nothing to do with them, and rather that it was constructed in view of the bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya in 2013.
Everyone is aware of the level of security the Indian Government has provided for His Holiness the Dalai Lama since he moved his residence to Mcleod Ganj. Following the murder of a teacher at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in 1997, the Indian Government carried out a thorough appraisal. Indian security officials subsequently recommended with regard to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s security that there should be a 10-12 feet fence with six feet of wall and four feet iron fencing atop this around his residence.
These measures were actually taken in view of Dolgyal-related incidents. Due to the high cost of building the fence, and since this is something which has not even entered His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s mind, we requested that a smaller wall, with four feet of wall and iron fencing atop be built. At last, after investigators expressed concerns and security officials refused to take any risks, we had to appeal to the Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi. The iron fencing was erected in 1997 and all of you must have seen it during your recent visit to the Tsuglagkhang (Main Temple). In 2013, at our own expense, this Administration added barbed wire to the fence, since we didn’t feel it necessary to seek the Indian Government’s support in such small matters.
Therefore, I want to make it clear that the claims made by the Dolgyal organization on Mangthrod Khabda are baseless. Moreover, since the matter concerns His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s security, there shouldn’t be any ambiguity. In every country, the security apparatus of dignitaries are reviewed from time to time. As you know, the Government of India has issued a written notice concerning the threat to the security of His Holiness the Dalai Lama posed by Dolgyal organizations. It is also clearly mentioned in the Government of India’s notices and documents whenever His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits different locations in India. Whenever His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits any country, its government takes responsibility for his security. Since His Holiness the Dalai Lama resides in India, the Government of India always discusses the security procedures it puts in place for His Holiness the Dalai Lama with us, in view of perceived threats. Similarly, the US Government has made it clear His Holiness the Dalai Lama is under threat from Dolgyal organizations.
The US government’s position has been corroborated after its intelligence officials found that a man carried out reconnaisance of an underground parking lot at the hotel where His Holiness the Dalai Lama was staying in Minnesota, during the first day of the Tibetan New Year. This information was revealed by the man himself and we weren’t aware of that. The US government knew this because it is vigilant about the dangers. So, the misleading statement that there is no threat to His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s security is false. Not only has the US government said that the threat exists; it has full knowledge of this.
Likewise, on religious freedom, they also make claims of authoritarian rule but they are lying. However, there is no need to respond to every allegation. In fact, honorable Members of this Parliament have earlier made it clear that this issue has nothing to do with religious freedom.
However, it is imperative to make it clear that in 1996, 1997 and 2000, His Holiness the Dalai Lama advised that those who propitiate Dolgyal should not attend his initiations, which traditionally require the establishment of a teacher-student relationship. All of us have seen the actions of Dolgyal organizations and how they have not heeded the advice of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Nowadays, His Holiness the Dalai Lama says that those who propitiate Dolgyal should not attend his teachings and the Tibetan Administration also makes the same announcements. It is not that they can attend teachings but not initiations. This is to make it clear that it is also not appropriate to attend [sutra level] teachings.
The Dolgyal followers have not only disseminated their allegations in publications but have also complained to human rights organizations such as Amnesty International. Petitions were sent to India’s Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Home Minister and the National Human Rights Commission. After carrying out a thorough and impartial probe, these agencies [unanimously] rejected the petitions, saying that their allegations had nothing to do with religious freedom. Complaint about the 16 students mentioned earlier were also made to India’s National Human Rights Commission, who sent their reply to the complainants and a copy to the Tibetan Reception Centre.
The National Human Rights Commission’s Law Division has made its position very clear in its reply dated December 19, 2007. In their recent petitions to the Indian Prime Minister and officials, Dolgyal organizations argued that they were nothing like the way they were described by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in South India; Indian Security officials must be laughing about such claims. The truth of the matter is as I mentioned earlier. [You should] Take note of the books and articles about Dolgyal written by foreigners so that one can have a better, clearer understanding of this matter. They have misled those who are ignorant about the issue and the latter have consequently joined them. I hope these issues can now be seen in a better light.
There is no need for me to explain the present situation of Dolgyal [organization] and its relationship with the Chinese Government because those who watch ‘Mangtroe Khada’ (news programme) are aware how the former dared to say they had relations with the Chinese government and, at their invitation, regularly visit the Chinese Embassy and attend receptions during the visits of senior Chinese officials. Therefore this is fact. In 2012 and 2013, how many members of the North American Gelug Buddhist Association went to Tibet and China; and how well were they received? What comes to our attention is that, on the one hand, they say there is support for Dolgyal amongst the Tibetans inside Tibet, [while on the other] they also need security protection to visit Tibet. This could be the Chinese Government’s honouring of their agents, but we are yet to get any credible evidence on this. There are reports that some Dolgyal followers have attended the People’s Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region. If this is true, it is evident for everyone to see that amongst them there are Lamas and members of the Dolgyal organizations.
Similarly, some Dolgyal followers in Tibet are being taken on tour to Europe and America. For instance, on World Human Rights Day on December 10, 2012 in New York, Dolgyal followers announced that they would organize press conferences to accuse His Holiness the Dalai Lama for denying them religious freedom. As you must have seen it, these people sitting in a row with not a single person or a journalist in front of them. The empty words are then relayed through video. Likewise, in December 2013, they also went to the UN office in New York and submitted a petition. They also spoke of sitting on a hunger strike to fight for their cause.
So, if I have not misunderstood what the honourable Member of the Parliament suggested whether the CTA can find a way to solve the problem through dialogue with Dolgyal followers. May be I have misunderstood it. But we don’t think that way. Since the beginning, the successive concerned Kalons (Ministers) and Secretaries during their visits to the Tibetan settlements held a series of meetings with a group of 20-30 people from the so-called Dorje Shugden Devotees’ Charitable and Religious Society and advised them. This situation no longer exists today and we also don’t feel the need for it. If there is a need for it then they should not act in the way they are presently behaving. So it is important to understand this and to not to believe in whatever they remark in their propaganda.
Their activities have been causing insult and degeneration of Buddhism. For example, the so-called New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) has been established in South East Asian countries and their followers have violated the Buddhist principles by changing the traditional color of a monk’s robe into green. Hundreds of them openly work for the so-called New Kadampa Tradition. If they are true followers of Kadampa tradition, there is a standard rule for wearing a Buddhist robe. But they are doing whatever comes to their mind with complete disregard to these rules and make as much money as possible. We consider these as deplorable acts.
As we all might have seen, unable to bear the pain caused by the recent Lamrim teachings in South India, they resorted to making baseless statements in Mangtroe Khada. Why they felt such a pain? The false claim of Dolgyal as the protector of Gelug tradition got exposed by the three great monasteries and other Gelug monasteries in south India, who are the real protector of the tradition?
The claims that His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s main aim was to launch the book on Dolgyal under the pretext of giving a Lamrim teaching is a complete fabrication. We really express our appreciation for Gelug Tendag Lhentsog, International Buddhist Association and others for voluntarily taking the responsibility and their work is needed for historical record. It has served its purpose if it has hit where it pains.
No matter how much they try to mislead the public and hold protests, their effect will be like the flutter of a fly’s wing that cannot affect a mountain. Everyone has to be aware of this.
Concerning His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s security, as I have stated earlier, Dolgyal is the biggest threat to his security and Tibetan unity. The current US visit is different from the earlier ones as it was long and there were programmes in different places. There was a meeting with the US President and the members of the Congress. Over all, it went very well. People expressed strong opinion on the incident that occurred at the hotel in California. Nearly two hours after that incident took place, someone phoned me as I am related with the security. I also checked the Internet though I don’t know how to use it. Then I immediately contacted those responsible in California and explained why there was negligence. Series of discussions also took place in the Kashag and we also received a report from the concerned region.
I have nothing to say on the need for thorough probe into the matter as mentioned in the resolution. The important thing is to act after conducting the investigation.
Looking from a security perspective, we have seen in the video the Dolgyal protesters came very close to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the protests and got the chance to cause him harm if they intended to do so. But no unwanted incidents happened, which I think is to due to our collective merit. Therefore, I have nothing special to say on the resolution.
It is also important to mention that His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration has a very clear policy on this matter. We welcome those who repent their past actions and choose the correct path as it is said that sins can be absolved if one expresses penitence. Few who want to join the Dolgyal propitiation will go and it is their freedom. As the matter became clear after 2008, a considerable number of people have chosen the correct path. These people, including Lamas and important personalities, have lots of fear in their hearts because they are aware of the behaviour of the people associated with Dolgyal.
I have spoken many times on Mangtroe Khada programme on numerous occasions in the parliament. Those who denounce His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan administration are invited to the programme and are forced to speak. These people include those who claim of having no relations with Dolgyal but use the platform to speak. As you might have noticed, these people criticize His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teaching but claim they have nothing to do with Dolgyal. In accordance with the resolution that these acts amount to crime in history, it is important to identify who these people are! These people are also pitiable. So the reason for making it clear today is that it is not late for those who want to choose the correct path. The Chinese communists have a saying that there is no set time to become a nationalist. Though we are asking them to become nationalists, it is in their interest to choose the correct path from going to the hell. We always welcome and think that everyone has the opportunity. However, we notice that there are many people, who are associated with some kind of organization, feel difficult and fear to leave it.
So when we look back in the future the Dolgyal related issues in the present circumstances was made clear by everyone in the parliament through a day-long session. It is a ready-made weapon not to be made by any powerful countries and being used as a mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party by members of the Dolgyal organization and their articles on self-immolation protests come out in the Chinese state media. One can understand the issue by paying attention to all these matters.
Therefore, many honourable members of Parliament have spoken on the matters concerning the security of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and we will keep them in our mind. Doing everything we can is not only our responsibility; I always say that it is the responsibility of every Tibetan. I would wish to thank each one of you who spoke and gave their suggestions with strong feelings. I think Honourable Sikyong will add if I had missed something in my speech. The administration would like to express its appreciation for bringing this resolution. Thank you, Honourable Speaker.
(This is an English translation of the original statement in Tibetan. If there are any discrepancies treat the Tibetan version as final and authoritative)