- Title: Exiled Tibetans in India hope 2020 to be peaceful and about human rights
- Date: 1st January 2020
- Summary: DHARAMSALA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA (JANUARY 1, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) MOUNTAINS SNOW-COVERED MOUNTAIN PEOPLE WALKING IN A STREET AS VEHICLES PLY VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING BUILDINGS TOP PORTION OF A STRUCTURE MAN WALKING AS OTHER STANDS MEMBER OF TIBETAN PARLIAMENT-IN-EXILE, NAMGYAL DOLKAR COMING OUT DOLKAR LOOKING DOWN MOBILE PHONE IN HANDS OF DOLKAR (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEMBER OF TIBETAN PARLIAMENT-IN-EXILE, NAMGYAL DOLKAR, SAYING: "I wish and hope that 2020 is going be much more peaceful, more vocal about democracy and human rights and freedom so that's what I hope for 2020." SIGNBOARD ON BUILDING READING (English and Hindi): 'TIBETAN PARLIAMENT-IN-EXILE' DEPUTY SPEAKER OF TIBETAN PARLIAMENT-IN-EXILE, ACHARYA YESHI PHUNGSTOK LOOKING AT DOCUMENTS PHUNGSTOK LOOKING DOWN STATUE OF GAUTAMA BUDDHA (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEPUTY SPEAKER OF TIBETAN PARLIAMENT-IN-EXILE, ACHARYA YESHI PHUNGSTOK, SAYING: "Under these such a communist regime and under the Xi Jinping such a control (in) entire Tibet so I don't think so they will (be) able to celebrate like in the independent nation and not only the Tibetans but those who are under the Communist Chinese regime. The minorities and then the peoples (people) who are raising the issues to the Chinese government all of them I think New Year is not that much happily (happy) to celebrate." PEOPLE EATING PEOPLE WALKING PEOPLE ROTATING PRAYER WHEELS
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- Keywords: 2020 China Dalai Lama India New Year Tibetans democracy
- Location: DHARAMSALA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- City: DHARAMSALA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
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- Story Text:Tibetans living in India's northern hill town of Dharamsala on Wednesday (January 1) extended their New Year wishes and hoped that 2020 will be more peaceful, more vocal about democracy, human rights, and freedom.
India is home to almost 100,000 Tibetans. Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has lived in the country since fleeing a failed uprising against Chinese rule of his homeland in 1959.
"Under these such a communist regime and under the Xi Jinping such a control (in) entire Tibet so I don't think so they will (be) able to celebrate like in the independent nation and not only the Tibetans but those who are under the Communist Chinese regime", said Deputy Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-In-Exile, Acharya Yeshi Phungstok as Indians rang in 2020 with dance, music and revelry.
Beijing sent troops into remote, mountainous Tibet in 1950 in what it officially terms a peaceful liberation and has ruled there with an iron fist ever since. Rights groups say the situation for ethnic Tibetans inside what China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region remains extremely difficult. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said in June conditions were "fast deteriorating" in Tibet.
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