11 May, 2021

‘The Tibet Issue Can Be Resolved Within The Next Ten Years’

The PM of the Tibetan government-in-exile speaks on a variety of issues

Sanjay Baid
‘The Tibet Issue Can Be Resolved Within The Next Ten Years’

Darjeeling-born and Harvard-educated Lobsang Sangay is the third elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile. But his post, to which he was elected three years back, became more significant as the Dalai Lama had made a conscious decision then of giving up his political role. A well-known academician, 46-year-old Sangay has been involved in organising conferences and seminars involving Chinese scholars and Tibetan experts on the Tibet issue. Since being elected PM, Sangay, a former member of the militant Tibetan Youth Congress, has actively engaged with the Tibetan diaspora. He has been relentless in an effort to gather support for the ‘middle way approach’ that calls for finding a solution to the Tibet issue within the constitution of China. At a time when Chinese President Xi Jinping is in India, Sangay spoke to Pranay Sharma on a variety of issues. Excerpts from the interview.

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