Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Tibet, 50 Years on

Chinese authorities have deployed police and soldiers throughout Tibet on the 50th anniversary of the uprising against Chinese rule. Chinese officials on Monday also confirmed a security build-up along Tibet's border with the Himalayan regions of India and Nepal.

The Dalai Lama, the revered leader of Tibetan Buddhists who fled to exile as the 1959 uprising collapsed, said the current crackdown added to decades of repression and misery for Tibetans, turning their homeland into "hell on earth."

"Even today, Tibetans in Tibet live in constant fear, and the Chinese authorities remain constantly suspicious of them," the Dalai Lama said in an anniversary speech from the headquarters of his government-in-exile across the Himalayas in Dharmsala, India.

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