Dharamshala: - On December 10th, International Human Rights Day, the Tibetan Parliament in exile delivered a petition to United Nations officials in Delhi showing more than 357, 000 signatures from around the world in favor of the UN intervening in the Tibet issue.
The petition was signed by citizens of more than ninety nations including politicians, as part of the Tibetan Parliament's Flame of Truth Relay. This movement, started in July of 2012, was put in place by the Tibetan government in exile to raise awareness about the increasing number of self-immolations inside Tibet.
The petition, which filled 119 books, was delivered to UN officials, with hope that the UN will help foster a solution for the situation in Tibet. The petition encouraged the UN to act on past resolutions regarding Tibet and to send observers into Tibet to further investigate the situation.