The Tibetan government-in-exile said that they will launch a 4-day campaign from February 20 to protest against Chinese smear campaign which is terming the self immolations whose number has risen to 102 as religious fanaticism and is accusing Dalai Lama and Tibetans in exile for situation to cover-up their atrocities.
The Tibetan government-in-exile official said that they strongly condemn the Chinese government’s response to the recent protests and immolations in Tibet. “We will launch a four day campaign in which they will organise rallies and meeting which will start from February 20 in New Delhi to highlight plight and sufferings of Tibetans. We will try to attract global attention towards Chinese repression of Tibetans in Tibet,” the spokesperson said. “Terming the Tibetans who had attempted immolations as criminals and religious fanatics and accusing the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in exile, the Chinese government has launched a chilling crackdown in Tibet and started a massive smear campaign. Therefore, we strongly condemn and call for Chinese Government to stop the crackdown and this ludicrous disinformation campaign,” the official added.
Lobsang Sangay, the Prime Minister of Tibetan government-in-exile, in press conference at Dharamshala said that instead of trying to address the major issues as to why so many self-molations are taking place and why Tibetans are protesting, the Chinese government has resorted to a blame game. The Chinese government is blaming us while they kept under is subjugation from the past 50 years.
Sangay further stated that they will launch four-day campaign in we which call for UN visit to take stock of the situation in Tibet and bring attention of global community towards the repression of Tibetans’. China, however, rejects that, saying that Tibetans enjoy religious freedom and points toward huge ongoing investment that has brought modernisation and a better standard of living to Tibet.