Some residents say they are being forced to participate in local annual festival, which many started boycotting after start of self-immolations
“We stand behind the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people in telling the world that they are not alone,” said Jody Williams, a Nobel Laureate from the United States.
"We are hopeful that PM Modi would take on the Tibet issue and help resolve our problems,” said Sonam, President of the Tibetan Association of New York and New Jersey.
The speaker answered viewer questions related to the session of the exile Tibetan administration that concluded on Wednesday, September 24.
The just concluded session unanimously passed resolutions of solidarity and mourning for the Tibetan self-immolators, and a separate resolution for Lhamo Tashi, the latest Tibetan to self-immolate in protest against China.
Two of the four young men beaten are currently said to be in critical condition.
He advised his followers from over 60 countries to refrain from harming others if one cannot help them, which he said was not religion, but based on practicality.
The teaching is attended by over 6000 people from 62 countries including 800 followers from South East Asia.
Lhamo Tashi set himself on fire last Wednesday while shouting slogans against Chinese rule in Tibet in front of a police station
"If we think from wider perspective, we can say, the future of individual depend on well being of 7 billion human beings," said the Dalai Lama.
Lhamo Tashi, who burnt himself to death outside a police station at Tseo, Amdo on September 17 becomes the 132nd Tibetan to self immolate inside Tibet since 2009.
Mr. Kiran Rijuji, Union Minister of State, Home Affairs, who was the Chief Guest at the meeting promised to extend his hand in implementing the Delhi declaration of the religious meeting.