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Taipei parades to mark 65th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising
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Taipei parades to mark 65th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising

| @indiablooms | 10 Mar 2024, 06:30 pm

Taipei city in Taiwan witnessed a parade on Sunday to mark  the 65th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising.

Tibetan monks led the public in singing the Tibetan national anthem before leading a group down Zhongxiao East Road, reported Taiwan News.

The parade route went past the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, where a moment of silence was held to commemorate Tibetan sacrifice, the news portal reported.

A drama was also staged by participants in front of the Bank of China Taipei Branch.

The performance protested China’s demolition of Tibetan temples and demanded the release of human rights defenders, the news portal reported.

China took control over Tibet in 1950.

The 1959 Tibetan uprising or the 1959 Tibetan rebellion began on 10 March 1959, when a revolt erupted in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, which had been under the effective control of the People's Republic of China since the Seventeen Point Agreement was reached in 1951.

Armed conflict between Tibetan guerillas and the People's Liberation Army(PLA) had started in 1956 in the Kham and Amdo regions, which had been subjected to socialist reform.

The guerrilla warfare later spread to other areas of Tibet and lasted through 1962.

The anniversary of the uprising is observed by Tibetan exiles as the ''Tibetan Uprising Day''.

In early 1959 during the Tibetan uprising,their spiritual leader (Nobel Peace Winner) the Dalai Lama and his retinue fled Tibet with the help of the CIA's Special Activities Division, crossing into India on 30 March 1959.

He is based in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh since then.

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