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Old May 23rd, 2010, 10:14 AM   #1
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Tibetans protesting the 17 Point Agreement of 1951.

Tibetans-in-exile on Sunday (May 23) staged a rally in India's northern Shimla hill town, protesting the China-Tibetan Agreement of 1951, the so-called '17 Point Agreement'. The rally, organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), marked the 59th anniversary of the controversial agreement.
Protestors said that the '17-point agreement' was forcefully imposed by Chinese authorities on the Tibetan delegation.
Holding Tibetan flags and banners, members of the Tibetan exile community shouted slogans against the Chinese authorities and asked for United Nations support, as they marched through the streets of Shimla on Sunday.
"We want support from the Indian government and the Indian people, all of the world, so that's why we are here. We are against the 17-point agreement imposed on 59 years ago," said Tenzin Namgyal, TYC Vice-President.
The controversial agreement has compelled Tibet to coexist with People's Republic of China, allowing the country to legitimise its claim on the vast, resource-rich Tibetan land.
In 1950, Chinese troops marched into Tibet and occupied it. An estimated 134,000 Tibetans live in exile, a majority of them in India and Nepal.

Why didn't old agreements being resolved by the higher authorities or the UN? Kashmir issue between Pakistan and India is also same kind of issue. What did United Nations doing about this?

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