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Statement Of Gratitude To The World Community For Their Continued Support And Solidarity With The Tibetan Cause

November 3, 2011

Press Release From The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile

Statement Of Gratitude To The World Community For Their Continued
Support And Solidarity With The Tibetan Cause

Since the peaceful protests of 2008, the situation inside Tibet has
been continuously deteriorating. The repressive and unjust policies
pursued by the Chinese government with regard to Tibetan religion,
Tibetan language, Tibetan culture, finance and politics are meant
to oppress, discriminate and restrict and suppress the rights of
the Tibetans. So much so, the Tibetans inside Tibet are
increasingly becoming second class citizens in their own country.

The Chinese government has also been resorting to arbitrary arrests
and torture of Tibetan youngsters and intellectuals, without giving
a fair trial, while the Chinese settlers spread across the three
provinces of Tibet have been resorting to illegal acquisition of
traditional Tibetan lands, making the lives of Tibetan farmers and
nomads very hard.

And the Chinese government, instead of addressing the issues facing
the Tibetans inside Tibet, keeps on denouncing His Holiness the
Dalai Lama and his middle way approach for a genuine autonomy for
Tibet through its false propaganda. Therefore, out of helplessness
and desperation, 10 Tibetans including a nun, have self immolated
since march this year, calling for freedom and the safe return of
His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet.

In view of the grim situation prevailing inside Tibet, the US
Administration, Denmark's Administration as well as the British and
the European Parliament have expressed their solidarity with the
Tibetan people through press statements, resolutions and
discussions in their respective Parliaments. Similarly, various Non-
governmental Organisations, Tibet Support Groups, Chinese
Democratic Organisations and activists across the world have
carried out campaigns and activities calling for the world's
attention towards Tibet. The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile is deeply
grateful and would like to express our appreciation and gratitude
to all the support and help extended.

The Chinese government have imposed heavy restrictions and have
suppressed the basic rights of Tibetans in the whole of Tibet
particularly in the areas where, self immolation protests have
taken place recently. Therefore, we urge the United Nations and
peace loving nations across the world to stand up for truth and
justice and pressure the Chinese government for the human rights
violations taking place there. Furthermore, an independent
investigation should be carried out in the areas of Ngaba in Amdo,
Tawu and Karzey in Kham to ascertain the ground realities
prevailing in the region.

The stories of development and a harmonious society churned out by
the Chinese propaganda machinery is a lie and without any basis. It
is a tactic adopted by the Chinese government to hide the truth and
fool the world.

We also urge the various Non-governmental Organisations, Tibet
support groups and individual Tibet activists to continue their
campaigns and activities calling for the attention of the world and
peace loving people towards the issue of Tibet.

The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile

CTC National Office 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd West, 3rd Floor, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3G 1T7
T: (514) 487-0665   ctcoffice@tibet.ca
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