Tibetan parliament-in-exile asks UN to restart Sino-Tibet talks

Dharamsala, Jan 3 (IANS) The Tibetan parliament-in-exile on Tuesday appealed to the United Nations to reaffirm its commitment and conviction on the resolutions adopted by its general assembly on Tibet and restart the Sino-Tibet dialogue.

In a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, it said: “The situation inside Tibet continues to remain grim and alarming despite China’s lofty claims of having liberated and developed Tibet for the past 66 years.”

“Since 2009, over 145 Tibetans in Tibet have resorted to self-immolation in protest against China’s rule in Tibet… Therefore, we are optimistic on the resumption of Sino-Tibet dialogue and the resolution of the Tibet issue during your term,” the letter added.

The UN General Assembly has passed three resolutions on Tibet and the last one was on December 18, 1965.

The Dalai Lama fled Tibet after a failed uprising against Chinese Communist rule in 1959.

The government-in-exile is based in Dharamsala but has not won recognition from any country.

–IANS

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