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2 killed, 32 missing since Chinese firing:Tibetan Asso

Written by: Staff
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Dehra Dun, Nov 20 (UNI) Uttaranchal Tibetan Women Association today claimed that Chinese Border Police had opened fire at 75 Tibetans at Nangpa Pass in September killing two of them.

Thirty-two people are still missing since the firing, they claimed.

The association has shot letters to United Nation General Secretary Kofi Annan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese officials to draw their attention to the plight of Tibetans and urging them to ensure that no such act of brutality was repeated by the Chinese Government.

''Even though the Tibetan community is pursuing its struggle for the resolution of the Tibet issues peacefully, the Chinese Government has once again displayed its brutality by opening fire on innocent people,'' said President of Uttaranchal Tibetan Women's Association, Tsering Yangzom here, on the sideline of the rally held against the killings.

She said the 75 unarmed innocent Tibetans were shot at by the Chinese Border Police at Nangpa Pass on September 2006, when they were trying to escape into Nepal from Tibet in which two of the people were killed. Out of 75 persons, only 41 reached India safely and the rest were still missing.

''Though Chinese Border Police claimed that they had fired in self defence, the facts of incident filmed in a video speaks otherwise,'' she asserted.

UNI XC-MSJ DS1420

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