Dharamshala: - January 21- Amidst series of self-immolations in the Tibetan regions of Chinese occupied Tibet, the French government openly condemned the Beijing government and urged to end the wave of self-immolations inside Tibet.
While speaking at a press conference on Thursday, the Spokesperson of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the French government, Beorne Walailuo (Bernard Valero) said that its government is worried over the wave of self-immolations in the Chinese occupied Tibet.
Referring to the chain of self-immolations by the Tibetans including lay people, nuns and monks, the French spokesperson said that these are the expression of despair and Chinese suppression.
"French talks with Chinese government or talks of European countries and China, always remind the Beijing government to respect for the human rights," the French spokesperson said while speaking at the conference.
The French spokesperson reiterated its government's position on freedom of religion, human rights and advocated to protect the Tibetan tradition and culture.
Within 11 months, 16 Tibetans inside Tibet have set themselves on the fire calling for freedom in Tibet, and return of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama from exile.
Central Tibetan Administration has blamed the Beijing government for the cause of this wave of self-immolations. "Beijing can end the self-immolations by applying liberal policies for the Tibetans inside Tibet," the Tibetans in exile said.
Following the an urge by the largest pro-independence organizationTibetan Youth Congress to forego the Tibetan New Year ‘Losar', Tibetans inside Tibet and outside Tibet, gearing up to skip the Tibetan New Year to show solidarity and support to the Tibetans who burned themselves in protest against the Chinese rule over Tibet.