Demographic aggression threatening Tibet: Dalai Lama
29 Mar 2008, 1145 hrs IST,AP
NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama says "demographic aggression" is threatening Tibetan culture in his homeland, as increasing numbers of non-Tibetan Chinese move into the troubled region.
The Tibetan spiritual leader said in Lhasa alone, the region's ancient capital, there are now 100,000 Tibetans but twice as many outsiders. The vast majority of those are Han Chinese, the country's ethnic majority.
His comments come two weeks after deadly anti-government protests broke out in Tibet.