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Exiled Tibetans oppose 50th anniversary celebration of Tibet Autonomous Region by China


Exiled Tibetans oppose 50th anniversary celebration of Tibet Autonomous Region by China

Dharamsala, Aug 31 (ANI): Tibetans living in exile in India opposed the 50th anniversary celebration of Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), saying the Chinese government had denied basic human rights to the people. This year marks several sensitive anniversaries for the remote region that China has ruled with an iron fist since 1950.

It is 50 years since China established what it calls the Tibet Autonomous Region and also the 80th birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. President of the Tibetan Youth Congress, Tenzing Jigme said they were against such false celebrations as people lacked freedom of religion, freedom of speech and freedom of press.

The TAR was established on 1 September 1965 after the People's Liberation Army invaded the region in 1949. Tibet later signed an agreement with China in 1951 after which the Tibetan government was converted into a local government.

Vice president of Gu-Chu-Sum (Tibetan Political Prisoners Movement), Namgyal Dolkar proposed a worldwid

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