Tibetan protest against china continues

August 5th, 2008 - 9:40 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, August 5 (ANI): Tibetans living in exile in India continued their protest in New Delhi on Tuesday to voice their anger against Chinese atrocities in Tibet even as the condition of six protesters sitting on indefinite fast deteriorated.

The ”Indefinite fast for Tibet-without Food and Water” has entered its ninth day today.

The aim of the movement is to attract the attention of the international community towards the Tibetan cause.

The Tibetans have been pressing for Chinese withdrawal from Tibet and release of their leaders who have been allegedly detained by the Chinese authorities.

“The protest is going on in support of our struggle and in support of our demands that the Chinese government should stop its atrocities in Tibet, said Tsewang Rigzin, president, Tibetan Youth Congress

He demanded that political prisoners should be released and Panchen Lama, whom the Chinese abducted in 1995, should be freed.

China has controlled Tibet since People’’s Liberation Army troops marched into the region in 1950 and Beijing considers Tibet as an integral part of its territory.

As the Olympics approach, Tibetans are trying to reinvigorate their freedom movement and protest against what they see as China’’s illegal occupation of their homeland.

Over 25,000 Tibetans are expected to gather in New Delhi on August 8 to participate in a mass demonstration campaign and appeal to the world community to boycott the Beijing Olympics. (ANI)

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