Exiled Tibetan PM slams 'total repression' by China

In this photograph taken on Mar 10, 2012, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (C), Kalon Tripa of the Central Tibetan Administration Lobsang Sangay (L), and Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Penpa Tsering (R) observe a minute of silence
In this photograph taken on Mar 10, 2012, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (C), Kalon Tripa of the Central Tibetan Administration Lobsang Sangay (L), and Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile Penpa Tsering (R) observe a minute of silence to mourn the death of Tibetans due to Chinese crackdowns in Tibet on the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the Tibetan uprising day, in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala. The prime minister of Tibet's government-in-exile accused Chinese authorities on Thursday of blanket repression in the Himalayan region as he launched a new campaign for autonomy in his homeland. -- PHOTO:AFP

DHARAMSALA, India (AFP) - The prime minister of Tibet's government-in-exile accused Chinese authorities on Thursday of blanket repression in the Himalayan region as he launched a new campaign for autonomy in his homeland.

"There is total repression and total discrimination" in Tibet, Lobsang Sangay told reporters at his government's headquarters in northern India.

"All this repression is making Tibetans more resentful of the Chinese government's policies and towards the Chinese government and various forms of protests are taking place."