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Dharamshala: - The Tibetan Parliament in exile Monday said Chinese government must address the world and its own people about causes of the increasing self-immolations by Tibetans in Tibet.

"The situation would aggravate if the Chinese leadership does not address the underlying causes of the current crisis," Tibetan Parliament in exile said in a statement released on Monday.

The world witnessed the highest number of self-immolation incidents in last week, with 7 Tibetans setting fire to themselves in north-eastern and eastern Tibet.

The Tibetan Parliament said "the Chinese government's pursuit of hardline policies against the Tibetans and levelling of baseless allegations against His Holiness the Dalai Lama will exacerbate resentments among the Tibetan people."

It statement said that "the Chinese authorities' attempt to reward informants for information on possible self-immolations by Tibetans reflects their lack of understanding about the real situation in Tibet and the aspirations of the Tibetan people."

"But still the Chinese government tries to mislead the international community, especially its own people, by levelling baseless allegations against His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration over the problem in Tibet, it added.

"We again strongly urge the Chinese leadership to address the underlying causes of the tragic self-immolations in Tibet," it further said.

"The self-immolations by Tibetans is the highest form of non-violent campaign, adding, but we appeal to them to save their precious lives, as given the small population a death of one Tibetan makes a huge setback to the sustenance of Tibet's freedom struggle," the exiled Parliament said.


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