Tibetan community to commemorate anniversary of uprising

Tibetan community to commemorate anniversary of uprising

Members of the Tibetan community from across the North Eastern states will gather here tomorrow to commemorate the 53th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising.

Tibetans from Shillong, Dimapur, Kohima, Tezu and Itanagar, among other places, will gather to demand redressal of various grievances like end of crackdown on their kinsmen by the Chinese authority, a statement from the Tibetan Solidarity Committee (North East India) said.

"The deteriorating situation in Tibet continues with media blackout and blackout and blockade of major means of communication with the outside world. This will result in further isolation of Tibetans and the world will remain unware of the ongoing brutal and inhuman supression, which is expected to worsen in the days to come," it said.

Around 26 Tibetans, including nuns and monks, have resorted to self-immolation during the past few months as protest against the crackdown by Chinese forces in the Tibet Autonomous region and other Tibetan regions of China, the Committee said.

The Solidarity Committee said that it will urge the international community to step in and help resolve the issue of Tibet.

March 10 marks the 53rd anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising. On March 10, 1959, thousands of civilians in Tibet has been killed by Chinese forces for expressing their opposition to annexation of the provice by Beijing.

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