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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tibetan youth hold protest march

Dehradun, February 12
The Tibetans living in exile in Dehradun yesterday held a protest march denouncing the alleged atrocities committed by the Chinese authorities in Tibet. The Tibetan women and youth participating in the march raised slogans against the Chinese and demanded release of Tibetan prisoners.
In March 2011 a total of 21 Tibetans committed suicide as a mark of protest against the Chinese atrocities. “We are on the street to express solidarity with our Tibetan brothers,” said Dawa Dakpa, member of the Regional Tibet Women’s Association.
She said despite peaceful measures adopted by people of Tibet, the “repressive” Chinese regime continued to suppress the basic human rights of the Tibetan people. “Six thousand Tibetans are already imprisoned and another 4,000 are missing,” she said.
Meanwhile, president of the Tibetan Women’s Association (Clement Town) Tenzin Dolma said Tibetan women would continue their struggle. “We have been demanding the release of environmentalist Karma Samdrup, who has been imprisoned for the past 15 years. There are several activists who have been put behind bars on fake charges,” she said.
She said the association members had also been raising their voice against the illegal detention of wandering Tibetan women and monks.

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