Urgent Action In Support Of Tibetan Hunger-Strikers

One Of The Tibetan Hunger-Strikers
In Medical Custody & Forcibly Injected


We need your help urgently, if you live in the US Canada Spain, Mexico, Italy, Ireland, Australia Germany, France, Sweden or the UK please email the Indian Commission in your country to demand Delhi Police show full respect to the arrested Tibetan Hunger-Strikers (detained September 22 and forcibly medicated) and to allow them to continue their action.

#Urgent  Email  information@indianembassy.se #Indian Mission In #Sweden Demand Respect For #Tibetan #HungerStrikers http://bit.ly/OPwLYF

#Urgent Email indembwash@indiagov.org #India Mission In #USA Demand Respect For #Tibetan #HungerStrikers http://bit.ly/OPwLYF

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Much appreciation to @tibettruth for the information and links

India Cites Medical Concern In Effort To End TYC Hunger-Strike


According to a report by Phayul following a state ordered medical examination of the three Tibetan hunger-strikers Indian authorities have issued an decree demanding an end to the action, citing medical concerns, although political considerations are no doubt at work behind the scenes. The Tibetan Youth Congress has expressed its determination to continue the protest, despite this latest development. Full Report Here

Indian Police’s Reckless Behavior Injures Tibetan Activists

Tibetan Hunger Strikers In Police Van
That Could Have Cost Them Their Lives


Seemingly not content with the oppression of peaceful protest and enforcing a censorship designed to appease China, the Indian authorities’ decision to close a legitimate and just hunger strike, to expose China’s genocidal occupation of Tibet, nearly cost the lives of the three Tibetan activists currently under arrest in New Delhi by Indian police, who we understand are continuing their hunger-strike in Tihar jail.

“New Delhi, 5th Sept, 2012–Day 3 of the Indefinite hunger strike bears even more peril for our three hunger strikers as late last night they were taken to Tihar jail where the authorities did not accept to have them there and sent them back to the Tuqhlaq Police station at 2.30am.

The bus ride which took them back to the police station turned out to be a nightmare resulting in incident where the three protestors were seriously injured. Dhondup Lhadar, TYC’s VP, one of the hunger strikers, had two of his teeth knocked out of its foundation, his mouth and tongue were cut badly causing massive bleeding. His hands and legs were also injured badly from the ride. Penpa Tsering, Organizational Secretary of TYC, also participating in the indefinite hunger strike, injured his nose and lost a lot of blood. He also got effected in his hands and feet, due to the dangerous behaviour of the driver. Jigme Sholpa, Cultural Secretary of TYC, also one of the three hunger strikers, was hurt in his hands and legs. The Police authorities, inspite of being aware of the incident of the bus ride and the accident, ignored the injured state of those who were in their custody and did not even provide any medical help.

At around 12.30pm in the afternoon, some of the TYC members and supporters took the hunger strikers to the hospital for medical check up and to get them proper treatment. The doctor diagnosed the condition of the three men and offered to give them the required treatment but all of them decided not to go with it. They believed that the injections and the IVs being inserted into their bodies would hamper with their oath to not intake any food until the demands and appeals have been met. They simply left the hospital in the same condition they came in.

At around the same time, Tenzing Norsang, Joint Secretary of TYC, held a press conference in their regional office of Majnu ka Tilla, Tibetan colony in New Delhi. He briefed the media about the events of the previous night and explained the situation to them in detail. He shared that they were hurt and disappointed with the way the Indian government and the authorities have treated them ending up by causing physical injury to the hunger strikers. TYC declared that they are not going to stop their activities, however worse the situation turns. They will continue with the hunger strike until they achieve what they had set out to do. This was followed by a Question and Answer session with the media. All the TYC members and supporters along with the hunger strikers, went to the Court of Magistrate on Parliament street to update them with what had transpired the previous night and were sent to Tihar Jail around 3.20 PM.” Report courtesy of Tibetan Youth Congress 

Urgent: Needed! Your Support For Tibetan Hunger Strike

In a shameful display of craven appeasement towards China’s regime the Indian authorities closed down the peaceful Tibetan hunger-strike, which has earlier today started in New Delhi. The protest which was organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress sought to highlight the suffering of Tibet’s people surviving under China’s brutal and illegal occupation. Sadly it appears the government of India regards economic and political relations with China’s bloody regime as taking precedence over the basic human rights of freedom of expression and peaceful dissent.

We are asking our subscribers and visitors to our Blog to kindly consider emailing their concerns at this development and call upon the Indian authorities to reinstate the Tibetan hunger-strike by emailing the relevant Indian mission in your county.Some are listed below (grateful thanks to @tibettruth for the info)

#Urgent #Tibet Email #Indian Mission In #Sweden To Demand Reinstatement of #TibetanHungerStrike in #Delhi information@indianembassy.se

#Urgent #Tibet Email #Indian Mission In #Austria To Demand Reinstatement of #TibetanHungerStrike in #Delhi indemb@eoivien.vienna.at

‎#Urgent #Tibet Email #Indian Mission In #Switzerland To Demand Reinstatement of #TibetanHungerStrike in #Delhi india@indembassybern.ch

‎#Urgent #Tibet Email #India Mission In #USA To Demand Reinstatement of #Tibetan #HungerStrike in #Delhi Email to indembwash@indiagov.org

‎#Urgent #Tibet Email #Indian Mission In #Italy To Demand Reinstatement of #TibetanHungerStrike in #Delhi admin.wing@indianembassy.it

‎#Urgent #Tibet Email #Indian Mission In #Germany To Demand Reinstatement of #TibetanHungerStrike in #Delhi chancery@indianembassy.de

#Urgent #Tibet Email #Indian Mission In #Ireland To Demand Reinstatement of #TibetanHungerStrike in #Delhi indembassy@eircom.net

#Urgent #Tibet Email #Indian Mission In #Canada To Demand Reinstatement of #TibetanHungerStrike in #Delhi hicomind@hciottawa.ca

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#Urgent #Tibet Email #Indian Mission In #France To Demand Reinstatement of #TibetanHungerStrike in #Delhi eiparis.admin@wanadoo.fr

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Tibetan Self-Immolates In Delhi, India

Graphic::thanks to @tibettruth

A Tibetan youth today set himself on fire at a mass protest rally organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress in New Delhi, days ahead of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to India. The youth identified as Jamphel Yeshi aged between 26 -29, a resident of New Delhi, set his body on fire at 12:25 pm Indian standard Time. He was rushed to a nearby hospital. The present condition of the youth is not immediately known. In a repetition of the fiery protests that has engulfed Tibet for the past years, the youth Jampa Yeshi,enveloped in high flames came out running and shouting from a nearby closed compound. Running for about 100 metres, Jampa Yeshi then fell to the ground where the Indian police and Tibetan activists tried to douse the flames. After almost ten minutes, the youth was carried in a police car to a nearby hospital.From the back of the vehicle his severely burned feet and flesh peeling off with the burns were clearly visible.

Tibetan activists from all over India are currently gathered in New Delhi to urge the international community to intervene in the ongoing critical situation in Tibet and also show Tibetan’s protest against Hu Jintao’s visit.
Today, March 26 also marks a century since the declaration of war against the Manchu occupying forces in Tibet in 1912. 30 Tibetans in Tibet have set their bodies on fire in Tibet since 2009 demanding the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile and freedom in Tibet. Pawo Thupten Ngodup was the first known Tibetan to have self-immolated for the cause of Tibet in 1998. Jamphel Yeshi’s self-immolation today took place at almost the same place where Pawo Thupten Ngodup self-immolated.

Report: via Tibetan Youth Congress

India’s Film Censor Dances To China’s Tune

Dharamsala – Activists with Students for a Free Tibet are planning rallies and actions in several cities, including Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Calcutta and Dharamsala, to protest the controversial decision by Censor Board of India to remove the Tibetan flag and ‘Free Tibet’ banners from the film Rockstar, which comes to theaters this Friday. In a shocking move by the Censor Board, director Imtiaz Ali was told to either delete or blur the visual of the flag.

“It is extremely disturbing that such a grotesque violation of free speech is occurring in the world’s largest democracy,” said Dorjee Tseten, National Director of Students for a Free Tibet India. “By caving in to Chinese pressure, the Censor Board is allowing China to threaten the freedom and liberties that Indians enjoy”.

“Tibetans are dying for freedom. In the last eight months, eleven Tibetans in Tibet have set themselves on fire in protest of Chinese rule,” said Dorjee Tseten.“At this critical time – when Tibetans are suffering so desperately under Chinese repression – one would expect India to be promoting and protecting the Tibetan people’s basic human rights, not censuring their struggle in a free country simply because China demands it be done.” Students for a Free Tibet is demanding that the Censor Board reverse its decision before the release of the film and Dorjee Tseten will be seeking a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer, Pankaja Thakur, this week.

Press statement/image courtesy of  SFT Delhi