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Tibetans and supporters to join Worldwide vigils on 8 February

February 5, 2012

DHARAMSHALA: The Central Tibetan Administration has called for
worldwide vigils on 8 February in view of the critical situation
inside Tibet following a series of self-immolations and the recent
killing of peaceful Tibetan protesters by the Chinese security
forces.

“As Chinese everywhere were celebrating the first couple of days of
the Year of Dragon on January 23rd and 24th, 2012, Chinese police
fired indiscriminately on hundreds of Tibetans who had gathered
peacefully to claim their basic rights in Drakgo, Serthar, Ngaba,
Gyarong, and other neighboring Tibetan areas. Six Tibetans were
reportedly killed and around sixty injured, some critically,” the
Kashag said in a statement yesterday.

To express our deep sadness and solidarity with the Tibetans who
have sacrificed their lives for Tibet’s cause, Tibetans and
supporters around the world would take part in worldwide vigils and
prayer services on Wednesday, 8 February, the statement said.

The Kashag called on the Tibetans to wear traditional dress, a
black mouth cover on that day and recite Den-Tsik Monlam prayers.

The Kashag requests everyone to conduct these vigils peacefully, in
accordance with the laws of their country, and with dignity.

The Kashag requests Tibetans not to celebrate Losar (Tibetan New
Year), which falls on February 22 this year. However,  it calls on
Tibetans to observe the basic customary religious rituals such as
going to temple, burning incense and making traditional offerings.
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