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Tibetans protest in New Delhi against Chinese atrocities


October 27, 2011 - New Delhi

Tibetans living in exile in India staged a demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on Thursday.

They protested over the rising atrocities of Chinese police on the civilian populace of Tibet that has also prompted various young people and Buddhist monks to commit self-immolation for religious freedom in the Chinese occupied region.

Waving the Tibetan flags, the protestors gathered outside the Chinese Embassy and shouted slogans of 'Free Tibet'.

The protestors said there are no human rights in the region and appealed the United Nations to implement basic human rights in Tibet.

"Since march, ten people have died, ten people put fire on their body to protest against the Chinese military deployed in the eastern Tibet and they ban all the basic human rights, they don't have any freedom, they don't have basic human rights," said Tenzin, a protestor.

"We are appealing to the United Nations to implement our basic human rights in the Tibet. Don't just Tibetans want the economic power of China; we want human rights," he added.

Some of the protestors were later detained by the Delhi Police.

China has ruled Tibet with an iron fist since Communist troops marched into Tibet in 1950.

It says its rule has bought much needed development to a poor and backward region.

An estimated 80,000 Tibetans along with their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, had arrived in India in 1959 after an unsuccessful uprising against the Chinese rule.

Beijing and the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Dalai Lama have argued lately about what should happen when he dies.

Beijing says he has to reincarnate, but the Dalai Lama has questioned whether this tradition should continue.

Tibetans fear that China will use the thorny issue of the Dalai Lama's religious succession to split the movement, with one new Lama named by exiles and one by China after his death.

ANI

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