Dharamsala : The Tibetan government-in-exile in India publicly prayed on Wednesday at Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamshala for Tibetans who were killed in firing in Chinaâ€™s Sichuan province . The prayers were led by Lobsang Sangay, prime minister of the exiled government .
Hundreds of monks, nuns and officials of Tibetan government-in-exile chanted prayers to express solidarity for the reported killing of six Tibetans, all from a restive Tibetan area of Sichuan province in western China.
Six of them died and 32 were injured . They resisted Chinaâ€™s sovereignty over the former Himalayan kingdom, according to Tibetan advocacy groups.
Sangay told the HillPost, â€œWe pay homage to their courage and stand in solidarity with their indomitable spirit. Exile Tibetans will hold a global vigil on Feb 8 to protest against Chinaâ€™s repression in Sichuan provinceâ€.
China considers the Dalai Lama a subversive threat to its control of Tibet, which the Chinese occupied in the 1950s forcing him into exile. The Dalai Lama has said he wants autonomy rather than full independence for Tibet. He opposes Chinaâ€™s harsh repression of Tibetan religion and culture.
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