BRICS summit: Tibetan activists protest Xi Jinping visit to India outside Chinese Embassy

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| Friday, October 14, 2016 - 13:53
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New Delhi: Tibetan activists in New Delhi protested against the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India for BRICS summit which is to take place between Oct 15 and 17 in Goa. Security outside the Chinese embassy was increased following anticipation of the impending protest.

Tibetan people living in and outside of India are protesting the Chinese aggression and occupation which resulted in mass migration and prison enforcement in 1959, prompting the renowned Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, to take refuge along with his people in India. Since then, imprisoned activists have escaped Tibet through the Himalayas to share their ordeal of Human Rights violation under Chinese occupancy.

The protest outside the Chinese Embassy on Friday was organised by the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) on the sidelines of China's unpleasant intervention between India and Pakistan following the Uri attack and the surgical strikes.

 

 

Tibetans are also expressing outrage over China's gradual demolition of Larung Gar, one of the largest and most influential centers for the study of Tibetan Buddhism in the world.

"As long as the occupation continues, as long as the communist government continues with their hardline stance and policies, ignoring the cries of the Tibetan people, the struggle and resistance of Tibetans will continue," said TYC President Tenzing Jigme in a statement.

The protesters carrying placards and posters outside the Chinese Embassy were all detained by police.

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