Allow Panchen Lama to live free life: Tibetan government-in-exile to China | India News

DHARAMSHALA: The central tibetan administration (CTA) on Monday asked the Chinese government to allow the 11th Panchen Lama and his family members, taken into custody by China 27 years ago and not seen in public since then, to live a free life.
The CTA’s appeal comes on the 33rd birth anniversary of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who was recognised by the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama when he was six-year-old.
In a statement, the CTA said it intends to send a strong message to Beijing that the world has not forgotten about Nyima despite China’s efforts to erase him from history.
“We call upon the Chinese government to rightfully allow the Panchen Lama and his family to live a free life they are entitled to under the international laws and treaties that China is obligated to,” the CTA, which is unofficially known as Tibetan government-in-exile, said in a statement…

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