FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, March 11: Joining the Tibetans across the world, the Tibet Support Group of Aruchal Pradesh observed the 56th Tibetan tiol Uprising Day here Tuesday.
The Tibetan government-in-exile is not demanding independence from Chi, but they are seeking autonomy for Tibet through the middle way approach, said president Tibetan Support Group Aruchal Pradesh, Gicho Kabak while addressing the participants. He said the middle way approach intends to replace political repression with basic freedom, economic margilization with economic empowerment, social discrimition with social equality, cultural assimilation with cultural promotion and environmental destruction with environment protection. He appealed the Chinese government to re-start dialogue with the Tibetan government- in-exile at the earliest for the greater interest of the Tibetans.
Kabak, who is also the president of tiolist Congress Party Aruchal Pradesh, voiced strong support to the middle way approach of the central Tibetan administration to resolve the Tibet issue.
“The middle way approach is a very good basis for real dialogue and I urge the Chinese authority to accept this to reach out to Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people,” he said.
Disclosing that the total self-immolation in Tibet since 2009 has crossed 135, secretary Tibet Support Group, Aruchal Pradesh, Nima Sangey Saling urged Chi to address the genuine grievances of the Tibetans.
Blaming Chi for the self-immolation, he said the solution to end self-immolation lies with the government of People’s Republic of Chi. He urged the Chinese government to end its political repression, religious persecution, cultural assimilation, economic margilization and environment destruction of Tibet, which are the main cause for self-immolations among Tibetans.
Saling appealed Tibetans to refrain from resorting to drastic actions including self-immolation. On the occasion, the members observed a two minutes silence as mark of respect to hundreds of Tibetans, who lost their life for Tibetan cause.