China / Dalai Lama urges world to pay attention to Tibet s ecology amid resource exploitation by China

Zoom News : Oct 31, 2021, 09:16 PM
China | Since the occupation of Tibet, China has been busy plundering its priceless treasure. Amid the indiscriminate exploitation of natural resources, Buddhist guru Dalai Lama has appealed to the world to pay attention to its impact on the region's environment. The Dalai Lama made this appeal at a time when world leaders have gathered in Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

According to Radio Free Asia, the Dalai Lama emphasized the risks to the world's most populous continent and called for greater attention to the role of Tibet's environment and the global climate crisis. The spiritual leader said, "Tibet is the biggest source of water, at least in Asia. All the major rivers, the Indus River of Pakistan, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra of India, the Yellow River in China, the Mekong River of Vietnam flow through Tibet.

The Dalai Lama, who has lived in India for decades after being exiled from Tibet, said, "We should pay more attention to saving Tibet's environment. This is in the interest of not just 60-70 lakh Tibetans but all the people of the region.” The 140 million Chinese population, 130 million Indians, 175 million Southeast Asians and millions of people in Pakistan and Bangladesh depend on the waters of rivers that originate in Tibet. .

Earlier in September, during the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, China was reprimanded for rights abuses in Tibet. Representatives from the US, Denmark, Germany and the European Union expressed concern over the religious, linguistic, cultural restrictions imposed by the Chinese government in Tibet. A recent report based on a study of political freedoms around the world ranked Tibet as the second least free region in the world.

Tibet is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party government, in which local decision-making power is also in the hands of Chinese party officials. Before the invasion of China in 1950, Tibet was a sovereign state. Since the occupation, China has been busy plundering the naturally rich Tibet.