Tibetans in-exile stage anti-Chinese demonstration in Shimla

May 24th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Shimla, May 24 (ANI): Tibetans living-in-exile in Shimla held an anti-Chinese demonstration on Saturday, denouncing violence by the Chinese administration in their homeland.Hundreds of Tibetans gathered to participate in the protest march, which also marked the 58th anniversary of 17-point agreement that was forcefully imposed by Chinese authorities on them in 1951.Holding their national flags and banners, the Tibetans marched through the streets of Shimla, raising slogans against the Chinese authorities and also seeking the support of United Nation and the international community. Passang, President of Tibetan Youth Congress hoped that India would continue to support the Tibetan cause. “They (The Indian government) has extended their support for the cause of our freedom in the last fifty years and we are hopeful that they will continue doing so in the years to come,” said Passang, President, Tibetan Youth Congress. Apart from scores of locals, several foreigners also joined the rally to show their solidarity with the Tibetans.Jay, a tourist from United Kingdom said that if everyone unites, then the Chinese government would be forced to free Tibet. “There are so many of us. If we do unite and make our voice known they (the Chinese) will have to be forced to do something about it (Tibetans’ woes). If we pretend that we can’t do anything about it then nothing will be done,” said Jay, a tourist from England. (ANI)

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