16:56 GMT11 April 2021
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    Since 1951, the mostly Buddhist land of Tibet has been governed as an autonomous region of China. Beijing claims sovereignty over the region, which because of its great altitude is also called the “roof of the world”.

    Barricades and heavy security were deployed outside the Chinese Embassy in the Indian capital of New Delhi as a group of Tibetan Youth Congress members staged a protest, marking the 62nd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising on Wednesday.

    ​Observed on 10 March each year, the day commemorates the 1959 Tibetan uprising against the presence of the People's Republic of China. At the time, the armed rebellion failed against China and resulted in a crackdown on Tibetan independence movements.

    The uprising also forced Tibet's spiritual leader - the 14th and present Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso - into exile in India.

    Videos of protesters chanting pro-Tibet slogans in the town of Udhagamandalam (also known as Ooty, a resort in the western Ghats mountains in Tamil Nadu state, right down in the south of India) have also surfaced online. Ooty houses one of the most famous Tibetan markets in India.

    ​Hundreds of protesters also flocked the streets of Taiwan’s capital Taipei to mark the 62nd Tibet Uprising day against mainland China. Slogans such as "Free Tibet, China out", "Tibet belongs to Tibetans" and "Long live the Dalai Lama!" echoed in Taipei.

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