Tibetans protest on 50th anniversary of Dalai Lamas uprising

March 10th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Hundreds of Tibetan exiles on Tuesday staged a protest rally to mark the 50 th anniversary of the failed Tibetan uprising against the Chinese rule.

The Nobel Prize-winning Tibetans spiritual guru the Dalai Lama marked March 10 with a speech in Dharamshala district of Himachal Pradesh. He called for a meaningful autonomy of his homeland, and slammed Beijing for bringing untold suffering and destruction to Tibet.

Tibetan Youth Congress Public Relations Secretary Konchok Yangphel said that their struggle would never die.

From last 50 years, we are struggling for the complete independence of Tibet. Our movement will never die. We will continue with our movement for the coming 50 years, Yangphel said.

Meanwhile, Tibetan struggle found a support from a Chinese James Lung Wei in Dharamsala.

We Chinese people came here today because 50 years ago, Chinese Communist Party attacked Lhasa, Tibetans and Holiness Dalai Lama. We are very sorry about that. We feel that we should support Tibetan people, Wei said.

Earlier on Monday, the Chinese President Hu Jintao had demanded a Great Wall of stability in Tibet. His demand came as security forces across the mountainous region played down the risk of renewed protests from discontented Tibetans.

Beijing fears the unrest that challenged its rule in Tibet last year.

Last year, protests led by Tibetans against Chinese rule in Lhasa, gave way to rioting on March 14. (ANI)

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