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Dharamshala: - To mark 55 years of occupation of Tibet by China and to high light the current urgent crisis in the country, the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), began a month long Tibetan Uprising March from Dharamshala.

'The march intended to show solidarity with Tibetans will cover 600 Kms and culminate in India's capital, New Delhi on March 10,' TYC said in a statement.

Demanding 'Return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet', Freedom for Tibet and Independence for Tibet, the Tibetan population residing in Tibet have been protesting by resorting to self immolations.

A total of 126 verified cases of self immolations of men and women have been recorded by neutral observers and Tibetan organisations living in exile.
The long march aims at highlighting the current crisis inside Tibet, supporting their demands and showing solidarity with them.

The Tibetan Youth Congress also plans to present a memorandum with a set of five demands to the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.

TYC has also appealed to UN and other countries to support their demand for an occupation free Tibet. Chinese forces occupied Lhasa in the spring of 1959.

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