From Our Correspondent
Guwahati: A large number of Tibetan refugees on Saturday took out a peace cum protest rally in Guwahati city to register their protests against continued self-immolation by their compatriots back home as ultimate protests against ‘suppression’ by Chinese regime.
Tibetans under the aegis of the Tibetan Solidarity Committee, North East India took out the peace rally on the occasion of the 53rd Tibetan National Uprising Day to express their anguish over the death of another Tibetan due to self-immolation in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet on 5 March.
They called upon the Chinese government to address the underlying causes which are pushing Tibetans to set themselves on fire. They reiterated the appeal to the Chinese government to address the genuine grievances of the Tibetans inside Tibet and resolve the Tibet issue peacefully.
“The latest victim Dorjee, aged 18, set himself on fire while marching on a bridge towards the local government office in Cha town in Ngaba. He reportedly died on the spot and his body was bundled away by the police and security forces,” the Tibetan protestor said.
With this latest self-immolations incident, 26 Tibetans comprising of monks, nuns, nomads, and students have set themselves on fire since 2009. Out of that group, 19 have died.
They all called for freedom and the return of his holiness the Dalai Lama to his homeland.