Brussels, Belgium — The European Parliament’s Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance has categorised China under “severe violations” group. China is also ranked amongst the worst violators of Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance in the World.
Dharamshala, India — On the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 68th birthday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama congratulated him saying “I would like to take this opportunity to also share my thoughts with you that India is not only the world’s largest democratic nation but also has unique gifts to offer to the world. “
Malmö, Sweden — “I don’t admire the USA for its nuclear weapons but for its advocacy of democracy, freedom and liberty, I hope here in Sweden you can keep these values alive," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told members of the media before speaking at a conference called 'The Art of Happiness and Peace' in Sweden's third-largest city of Malmö on September 12, 2018.
Dharamshala, India — The United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has expressed its concern over the “broad definitions of terrorism and vague references to extremism and unclear definition of separatism in Chinese legislation” potentially being used to “criminalize peaceful civic and religious expression and facilitate profiling” of Tibetans, Uighurs, and other ethnic and ethno-religious minorities.