Respect human rights, Tibetan exiles ask ChinaDecember 10th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile here Saturday asked China to respect the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan people, stop repressive policies and resolve the Tibetan issue through dialogue.
“We call upon China to release all political prisoners who are sentenced under various pretexts without fair trial and to stop all repressive policies currently being implemented across Tibetan areas, and to resolve the Tibetan issue peacefully through dialogue,” said the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in a statement released on the international Human Rights Day.
Expressing concern over self-immolation protests in Tibet, the CTA said: “The human rights situation in Tibet has deteriorated so significantly that Tibetans are resorting to desperate and unprecedented acts.”
“In 2011 alone, 12 Tibetans are known to have committed self-immolation, out of which seven have died,” it said.
Discouraging the Tibetans from drastic actions, the CTA said: “His Holiness the Dalai Lama is also deeply concerned about these tragic developments.”
Tripa (prime minister-in-exile) appealed to Tibetans to end their hunger fasts unto death, it said.
Seeking intervention of the international community, the CTA urged the United Nations to send fact-finding delegations to Tibet and assess the human rights violations.
Dec 10 is commemorated every year by the government-in-exile as the anniversary of the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize on the Dalai Lama.
The Dalai Lama was bestowed with the honour in 1989 for his “consistent resistance to the use of violence in his people’s struggle to regain their liberty”.
India is home to around 100,000 Tibetans and the government-in-exile, which is not recognised by any country.
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