Tibetans protest outside Chinese Embassy in New Delhi

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New Delhi, August 25 : Tibetans protested outside Chinese Embassy here on Monday against the reported Chinese atrocities on Tibetans, a day after the two-week long 29th Olympics concluded in Beijing.

The protesters demanded an immediate end to the Chinese repression of Tibetans and said they had the right to know what is happening in Tibet.

"As you know that Beijing Olympics concluded on Sunday but it has been very clear that our Tibetan situation is getting worse and worse. We get no information, as there are no media rights inside Tibet. So we don't know what is going on inside Tibet but we came to know that lots of people have been killed inside Tibet. So we want the international community, Amnesty International and the United Nations to put pressure on China and send delegation to find out the real situation in Tibet," said Chogim Dorji, Information Secretary, Tibetan Youth Congress.

China has controlled Tibet since People's Liberation Army troops marched into the region in 1950 and Beijing considers Tibet as an integral part of its territory.

Critics accuse China of repressing Tibetans' religious aspirations, especially their veneration for the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

China has accused followers of the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader, of stirring riots and protests in Tibetan regions in March in a bid to upstage Olympic preparations. The Dalai Lama has denied the claim and said he upheld China's right to host the Games.

But groups campaigning for an independent Tibet said the Beijing Olympics should be used as an opportunity to voice criticism of Chinese policy. The Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule.

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