SHILLONG, Feb 14 � Disturbed by China�s recent statement of war in Tibet, the 700- odd Tibetans residing in this hill station have called for a peace procession today to condemn the statement.
The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) and Regional Tibetan Women�s Organisation (RTWO), Shillong would carry out the �peace procession� today from Quinton Road to Fire Brigade Ground.
�China�s statement to �prepare for war in Tibet� has come as a great distress and concern for the lives of our fellow Tibetans in Tibet. This statement of waging a war on Tibetans engaged in opposing the Chinese regime shows to the world what kind of rights the Tibetans possess in their own country,� Dawa Thakchoe, RTWO president said.
Stating, the recent self-immolation cases of Tibetans has risen to 17 only proving that the community has increasingly become �despondent and helpless,� over Chinese tough rule against their religion, culture and freedom in Tibet.