Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), the largest Tibetan NGO in exile expresses serious concern on the current critical situation in Tibet and demands Chinese President Xi Jinping to end the illegal occupation of Tibet. TYC is planning to organize protest demonstrations during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Goa for the 2016 BRICS. Over 1.2 million Tibetans have died as a result of the illegal occupation of Tibet since 1949.
Over a 140 Tibetans have self-immolated inside Tibet since 2009 protesting China’s illegal occupation and their hardline policies. Protests are taking place randomly across the plateau, demanding the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, freedom for Tibet and Independence for Tibet. It is clear that the Tibetans in Tibet are not satisfied with the rule of the current communist government. Tibet today faces a life-and-death situation. Tibet continues to burn.
This communist regime continues to oppress and repress the Tibetan people and deprive them of their rights. Instead of working to meet the demands of the Tibetan people, this regime continues their hardline failed policies and uses force and intimidation to silence the Tibetan people. Xi Jinping and the Chinese communist government must be held accountable for their actions and the international community must work towards introducing measures to end China’s illegal occupation of Tibet.
“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”, states TYC President Tenzing Jigme. “Those of living in exile have a even greater duty and responsibility and we vow to keep our struggle alive and lend our voices to the voiceless and ensure that everywhere Xi Jinping travels, we will be there to expose the lies of the communist Chinese government”, added Jigme.
Tibetan Youth Congress is the largest Tibetan NGO based in Dharamshala, working for the freedom and independence of the Tibetan people.