DHARAMSHALA, December 11: Tibetans all over the world marked the 64th International Human Rights Day December 10 with major protest rallies demanding immediate international intervention in the Tibet crisis.
The two MPs, accompanied by Kunga Tsering, President of Tibetan Association of NY & NJ, Dadon, President of regional Tibetan Women’s Association of NY & NJ, Tseten Lhagyal, President of regional Tibetan Youth Congress of NY & NJ and Geshe Tenpa of Chushi Gangdruk went into the United Nations office to meet Maarit Kohonen Sheriff, Deputy Head of the Office of High Commissioner for Human Right and Ann Syuata, Human Rights Officer and delivered copies of the Flame of Truth signed petitions numbering over 350,000.
The two MPs gave a detailed account of the purpose of the global torch relay and the main demands of the petition calling on the UN to discuss the issue of Tibet based on its earlier resolutions, to send an independent international fact-finding delegation to Tibet and to take special responsibility to ensure that the basic aspirations of the Tibetans inside Tibet are fulfilled.
They also appreciated the recent statement from the High Commissioner Navi Pillay and further urged that more needed to be done in view of the deteriorating situation inside Tibet.
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