Tibetans raise voice against rights violations

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 08, 2013 06:30 hrs

In a bid to gather support against Chinese repression in Tibet that have attracted several self immolations over the years, the Tibetan parliament- in-exile has raised its voice against violation of human rights.

Tibetan parliament in exile representatives appealed to the central government and the people of India to support Tibet's rising protests against the Chinese government.

Talking to the mediapersons, Former Tibetan Welfare Officer and a Lawmaker Dawa Tsering said that the reason of the news conference was to urge the central government and international communities to intervene in the matter in order to resolve it.

"This press conference is to inform that Indian public as well as the Indian government for the recent situation in Tibet. Already 99 people have self immolated and their demands are true return on his holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibet, so the situation in Tibet is such a difficult situation, so now we have been appealing to the Indian government, to Indian people to raise their voice in the parliament as well at the international level," said Tsering.

Scores of Tibetan youth have reportedly committed self-immolation against what they term as rising atrocities by the Chinese administration.

The surge in self-immolations in Tibet has heightened in recent months.

Indian-based rights groups said there had been a massive security clampdown in Tibet and Tibetan areas of China.

On his part, the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, in India since 1959, has pressed China to investigate the dozens of self-immolations by Tibetans. (ANI)

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