NGOs Appeal Swiss Govt. to Step Up Protection of Tibetans

Non Governmental Organizations in Switzerland has urged its government to step up against China to protect human rights situation inside Tibet. The appeal calls upon the government to seek ways during its dealings with China to ensure respect for human rights of the people in the country.

The Society for Threatened Peoples have noted that the Chinese authorities continues to suppress the Tibetans inside Tibet with specific reference to the recent restriction imposed upon the Tibetan monasteries against teaching Tibetan language! It has urged their authorities to seek ways through their bilateral or multilateral dealings with China to ensure protection of human rights in China.

“We ask Switzerland to seek ways both through bilateral contacts and at a multilateral level to ensure the human rights and the protection of minorities are observed,” Christoph Wiedmer, co-director of the Society for Threatened Peoples said according to the appeal published in Swiss Info.

Besides, the appeal report also explained that the Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Association had also urged the Swiss government to intervene the Chinese authorities to insist on the protection of right to privacy of Tibetans in the diaspora.

The appeal comes ahead of the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising of against China in 1959. This year also marks the 60th year of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s escape to exile after the failed uprising on March 10, 1959 in Lhasa. The estimates suggest that there are around 7500 Tibetan refugees in the country.

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