Tibetans in-exile commemorates 108th anniversary of Tibetan Independence Day

Tibetans in-exile commemorated 108th anniversary of Tibetan Independence Day on February 13. In 1913, 13th Dalai Lama declared Tibetan independence in declaration of the 'five-point proclamation'. Students for Free Tibet (SFT, India) organised an event in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala to commemorate the Independence Day. Many Tibetan activists gathered at the main square of Mcleodganj to commemorate the day. They also displayed a treaty which was signed during Shimla convention in 1913- 1914. Tibet was occupied by China in March 1959. Since 2009, over 155 Tibetans have set themselves on fire inside Tibet in protest of China's repression and occupation.