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.

Dharamshala, India — Praising his dedication to creating a more just and peaceful world, the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed profound sadness at the death of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, who passed away on Saturday at the age of 80.

Dharamshala, India — Calling him "a truly dedicated politician", the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed profound sadness at the death of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 93.

Dharamshala, India — “I can say with full conviction that our tradition, which originated in India, particularly the Nalanda tradition is a valuable treasure for today’s world," His Holiness the Dalai Lama told a group of Tibetan youths who attended the a forum and received a special audience with His Holiness at his residence in Dharamshala, India.

Dharamshala, India — Leaders from across the world have expressed grief over the death of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and recalled his contributions in strengthening bilateral relations and maintaining regional peace. President Dr Lobsang Sangay referred to the former prime minister as one of the giants in Indian politics and also one of the strongest voices for Tibet.

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