Tibetan official: 'Middle way' favored by exiles

Other News Materials 22 November 2008 11:51 (UTC +04:00)

The prime minister of the exiled Tibetan government in India says leaders debating how to advance their struggle for freedom will likely continue to support the Dalai Lama's path of compromise, reported AP.

Prime Minister Samdhong Rinpoche says, "The committee's report appears to be a quiet consensus in favor of the middle path approach, as we expected before."

Participants have said it was unlikely that the weeklong meeting would result in a dramatic break with the Dalai Lama's approach, which pushes for autonomy but not independence from China.

Tibetans from all over the world have flocked to Dharmsala, home to the Dalai Lama and the exiled government. They are discussing whether to press on with a measured path of compromise toward China, or whether to call for independence for the Himalayan region.