Tibetan refugees recount Chinese atrocities

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Dharamsala, Mar 27 : Tibetan refugees arriving in northern Dharamsala after fleeing from Tibet have recounted the horrors of Chinese suppression.

The group of 35 refugees were welcomed with open arms by their exiled fellow countrymen. The refugees narrated their experiences of living under Chinese rule.

One of the refugees, a14-year-old, Tsering Norbu's eyes filled with tears as he recounted with the help of an interpreter, the condition of the people in Tibet.

"The situation in Tibet right now is that the Chinese have spread their police all over Tibet and in Tibet, in the monasteries, the Chinese don't allow the monks to go outside. The Chinese don't provide food to monks and he also heard that one of the monks even jumped off the roof of a monastery because he could no longer control his hunger. The Chinese do not provide any eatables to the monks." said Norbu's interpreter, Tenzin.

Norbu further recounted how people in Tibet lived under constant fear of the Chinese and said that people are banned from discussing anything about Tibet or the political scenario inside Tibet.

He added that the Tibetans were forbidden to keep a portrait of their religious leader Dalai Lama in their homes and were prevented from carrying out any protests or stage demos to fight for their rights in their own homeland.

Chinese crackdown by monks in Lhasa on March 10 has led to widespread protests by Tibetans all over the world.

ANI

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