India: Tibetans march for human rights


Tibetans across the globe celebrated the 64th World Human Rights Day on Dec. 10 with a new spirit. What was hailed as a Global Solidarity Day for Tibet was most widely observed by Tibetan exiles in India. Hundreds of Tibetans living in northeast India assembled in Guwahati, capital of Assam state, to raise their voices against the rampant violation of rights in Tibet by Chinese authorities. Cross-country marches by Tibetan protesters converged on the city from towns across northeast India, including Shillong, Tezu, Itanagar, Bomdila, Dimapur, Kohima and Tenzing Gang. They were unanimous in expressing their profound grief that over 90 freedom-loving Tibetans have self-immolated over recent months.

Photo: Pitambar Newar

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