To mark 55 years of occupation of Tibetan territories by Chinese forces and to high light the current crisis in the country, the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), two days ago, began a month long Tibetan Uprising March from Dharamshala.
The march intended to show solidarity with Tibetans will cover 600 Kms and culminate in New Delhi on March 10, a spokesman for TYC stated.
Demanding ‘Return of Dalai Lama to Tibet’, Freedom for Tibet and Independence for Tibet, the Tibetan population residing in Tibet have been protesting by resorting to self immolations.
A total of 126 cases of self immolations of men and women have been recorded by neutral observers and Tibetan organisations living in exile.
The long march aims at highlighting the current crisis inside Tibet, supporting their demands and showing solidarity with them.
The Tibetan Youth Congress also plans to present a memorandum with a set of five demands to the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.
TYC has also appealed to UN and other countries to support their demand for an occupation free Tibet. Chinese forces occupied Lhasa in the spring of 1959.
The Dalai Lama was forced to flee his capital Lhasa. Since then he has been living at Dharamshala, which is also the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in Exile.