Tibetan PM in-exile demands UN intervention in Chinese hardliner policies

(ANI): Tibetan Prime Minister in-exile Lobsang Sangay has expressed concern over rising Chinese military repression against Tibetans and urged the United Nations to send a fact-finding delegation to China to investigate its hardliner policies.

"We urge the international community and the United Nations to send fact fighting delegations to Tibetan areas and the Chinese government should also do their own investigation, an objective, truthful investigation which will clearly reveal that their hardliner policies is not working and is ought to be revised and (they should) introduce more moderate policies towards the Tibetan people," Sangay told the media here.

He further condemned the Chinese military invasion into Tibetan areas and then gunning down those agitating against Chinese authoritarianism.

"We are very disturbed by the growing number of Chinese military personnel and many more trucks and trucks load of paramilitary forces with automatic machine guns moving towards Tibet. As it is military presence is very, very high in number and they have already started using the guns and shooting at people. We are very disturbed and we condemn the killings of innocent Tibetans who are simply asserting their freedom of speech," said Sangay.

An estimated 80,000 Tibetans, along with their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, had arrived in India in 1959 after an unsuccessful uprising against Chinese rule.

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