The Statesman – Tibetans urge Narendra Modi to take up issue of Tibet with Xi Jinping

The National Convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause, RK Khrimey said the unresolved question of Tibet is a matter of great concern not only to the Tibetans in their homeland and in exile but also to India and rest of the world.

Shimla – Himachal Pradesh – India, 10 October 2019. The Core Group for Tibetan Cause on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of Tibet with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the informal summit at Mamallapuram near Chennai on 11 and 12 October.

The National Convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause, RK Khrimey said the unresolved question of Tibet is a matter of great concern not only to the Tibetans in their homeland and in exile but also to India and rest of the world.

“Unfortunate self-immolation by over 153 Tibetans inside Tibet since 2009 is a clear indication of the gravity of human rights situation in Tibet under Chinese rule,” he said, adding Chinese government must take steps to improve the human rights situation.

He said the Chinese government must immediately stop the religious and cultural repression in Tibet.

Further, the dialogue between representatives of Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and the People’s Republic of China which has been suspended since 2010, should be resumed as soon as possible without further delay.

“We would like to request to build pressure upon the Chinese authorities to stop disturbing the fragile ecology of the Tibetan plateau by bringing together all the riparian states affected by such activities,” he added.

Khrimey said PM Modi has not only brought a transformation of the plight of Indian community but created a new dimension from India to Bharat.

He said having stated this, while initiating the dialogue with Xi Jinping, Modi must also take up the issue of Tibetan students who have been living and pursuing their studies in Tibet.

The students have been unnecessarily put on house arrest, blockading their usual movement and unnecessarily questioned their motives and aspiration, he said, adding the arrested students must be released immediately.

“The Constitution of India ensures us the right to protest against the injustices prevailing hitherto despite any indulgence of political and social powers. The same rights are equally applied to Tibetans as well.

Over 60 years of their existence in India as a refugee, the successive Indian government has never crushed their voices but we are tortured for protest in the street against injustices impinged upon Tibetans inside Tibet by Chinese government,” he added.

Tibetans urge Narendra Modi to take up issue of Tibet with Xi Jinping

The Tribune – Higher reaches of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu receive snow

Shimla – Himachal Pradesh – India, 07 December 2018. Tourist destinations like Kalpa located on the high hills of Himachal Pradesh received snow on Friday, turning it even more picturesque.

“The higher reaches of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu, Shimla and Sirmaur districts experienced moderate snow. The weather will remain dry till 09 December. Thereafter there are chances of widespread rain and snow in the state,” the weather bureau predicted.

There is widespread snow expected in the state on 10 December 10, a Met official said. Members of the hospitality industry were waiting for tourists to arrive in Kalpa, some 250 km from here, in Kinnaur district, with news of the snow flashing.

Shimla and its nearby places like Kufri, Mashobra and Narkanda saw no precipitation, according to a Met official here. Manali, which saw a low of 2.2 degrees Celsius, experienced rain.

The minimum temperature here was 4.7 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 3.8 degrees in Kalpa and 7.2 degrees in Dharamsala.

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti was the coldest in the state with a low of minus 9.9 degrees Celsius.

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