NEW YORK, 10 March: Governor of the State of the New Mexico Ms. Susana Martinex proclaimed the 10th Day of March 2012 as “Tibet Day” throughout the State of New Mexico.
The Proclamation of the New Mexico came at the time when Tibetans are experiencing worse kind of repression under the Chinese communist regime. 26 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since 2009, including 14 cases in 2012, to protest against the total lack of freedom in Tibet.
The proclamation, while admiring the rich cultural history and heritage of Tibetan people, supported the US Congress resolution which concluded that under the established principle of international law, Tibet is an occupied country whose true representative is the exile Tibetan government based in India.
It also urged the Chinese government to enter into meaningful discussions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to resolve the question of Tibet based on the will of the Tibetan people and ensure respect for the fundamental rights of the Tibetan people.
Tibetans across the globe will be commemorating the 53rd Tibetan National Uprising Day today on March 10, 2012