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Tibet parliament in exile asks China to withdraw army

March 28, 2012 22:04 IST

Holding that the situation in Tibet continues to deteriorate, Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on Wednesday urged visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao to withdraw large reinforcement of military from the region and asked the BRICs leaders to raise the Tibet issue with him.

In a letter to Jintao, who is in New Delhi to attend the BRICS summit, TPE urged him to allow an independent, "non-partisan" fact finding delegation to Tibet to ascertain the ground realities there and release all the political prisoners.

"As president of the People's Republic of China, you have professed harmonious relationship between nationalists as one of the cardinal principles for nation building. However, what you have said and implemented is self contradictory.

You only know that harmony could be built only through mutual understanding and trust and not through brute force and repression," the letter said as it also called for resumption of dialogue with Tibetans to seek a lasting solution.

A statement released by TPE asked BRICs leaders to raise the issue of Tibet with President Jintao.

"The Tibetan Parliament in Exile wish to remind all the BRICS members that the situation in Tibet continues to deteriorate and China continues to implement inhuman brutal methods to suppress the peaceful Tibetans inside Tibet," the statement said.

Tibetan activists have been protesting Jintao's visit in New Dehli, with Jamyang Yeshi, a young Tibetan activist, who set himself ablaze on Tuesday breathing his last at a hospital.

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