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 Kalon Tripa (Tibetan Prime Minister)
  • Lobsang Sangay Interview - May 2011 (Rediff.com)
    On March 10, the Dalai Lama dropped a bombshell: he had decided to stop all political activities. In one way, it solved the problem of 'succession' as all the executive powers were now to be concentrated in the elected prime minister.
    A few days after the announcement, the ballot box spoke out: Dr Lobsang Sangay, born in India 43 years ago and educated first in India and then at Harvard Law School, was elected as the new Kalon Tripa (prime minster).
    Many in the Tibetan community saw Sangay as a Tibetan Obama.
    'Change' was the buzz word in Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama in Himachal Pradesh. Even the Tibetan charter (constitution) had to be amended to reflect the change: Article 1 of the charter now terms the Dalai Lama as the "human manifestation of Avaloketeshvara, the guardian and protector of the Tibetan nation," but with no political power.
    (In 2 Parts)
  • We are scared, says Tibet PM-in-exile - July 23, 2008 (Sify.com)
    "The Three Stops were in Shenzhen and the Four Not-Supporting in Beijing. The Chinese officials said they are very liberal, and since His Holiness has himself declared that he is not engaged in any of these activities, they accept his stand. But now he should actively not-support, meaning he should oppose those who carry on such activities. It means a change in their stand. At this moment we are very much worried about what will happen inside Tibet after the Olympics. What will happen there at the ground level?"
  • Violence is not an alternative - March 6, 2006 (Revue de l’Inde)
    The principle of non-violence is appropriate to all the times: past, present and future. For the present and next century, non-violence is the only way for the planet to survive...
  • I will always chose monkhood over prime ministership - November 23, 2003
    India has a very important role. Even without looking at the legal aspect: the Treaty between India and Tibet and the historical relations, even in today’s situation, India is the most appropriate country which should plead with China for negotiations with His Holiness...