Tibetans hold peaceful rally
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To garner support for the people in Tibet, Pema Jungney, Member of Parliament, Tibetan Parliament in Exile was in the city today. To support this cause, `the `Flame of Truth' procession was taken from the Sunder Nagar Chowk to Vishnu Mandir in the Madhopuri Area here today. Tibetan Refugee Traders' Association general secretary Chime Tsering was also present. The `Flame of Truth' procession was led by President of Lala Tibetan Hosiery Association Ashwani Chawla (Bittu).
Speaking on the occasion, Pema Jungney highlighted about the objectives and the reasons of organising the Flame of Truth rally.
He said the situation in Tibet today was very critical. The number of self immolation continued to increase which was a grave concern for them. "Today the number of Tibetan self immolation has come to 51", he said. He added, "When our brothers and sisters opted for self immolation, it shows that they are desperate and unhappy. He told that Tibetans inside Tibet had no freedom to practice their own religion nor do they have freedom to express. They were subjected to torture and repression, he regretted. Pema appealed the gathered dignitaries, including doctors, lawyers, industrialists, social workers, politicians, members of Tibet support group, Indo-Tibet business association, the local residents of Ludhiana to support the cause and sign the petition that would be submitted UN on December 10,2012."
He said they wanted that the UN must discuss the issue of Tibet based on the resolutions that it had passed in 1959, 1961 and 1965, and continuously make efforts to fulfill the substance of these resolutions. He said they also wanted that an independent international fact-finding delegations must immediately be sent to investigate the ongoing crisis in Tibet A signature campaign was also carried out on the occasion. Surinder Dawar, MLA, Ludhiana, was the first one who signed on the signature book.
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