Tibet’s Eastern region of Amdo was today the location of a further fatal self-immolations, as 18 year-old Mr. Khabum Gyal and Mr. Tenzin Dolma 23 years-old engulfed themselves in flames to oppose China’s illegal and brutal occupation of Tibet.
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Today in Amdo Region of Eastern Tibet another Tibetan self-immolated to protest against China’s illegal and vicious occupation of Tibet, to demand Tibetan independence and express support for the Dalai Lama. Mr. Tamdrin Dorjee, aged around 50 was from Khasok Lhungwarma town close to Tsoe City, Kanlho. More details are available here Report
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Following the protest Chinese paramilitary forces moved in to surround the monastery, near which Tamdrin offered his life.
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Around 12 PM Tibetan time another Tibetan self-immolated today in protest at China’s illegal and vicious occupation of Tibet, the man, named as Sangay Gyatso, committed his fiery sacrifice in the Tsoe region of Kanlho, Amdo Eastern Tibet. More details here
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As predicted in the previous post the ‘Special Meeting Of Tibetans’, convened recently by the body formerly known as the Exiled Tibetan Government, in Dharamsala, Northern India revealed itself as little more than a public exercise to endorse the long failed strategy of appeasement towards China’s Regime. In essence this seeks so-called meaningful autonomy, with Tibetans left under the tender mercies of China’s national and regional laws, in effect it would see Tibetans submitting to China’s claims that Tibet is part of China, and its people just another Chinese national minority. Anyone who has doubts on this should make a big pot of coffee and devote an hour to read carefully the Memorandum On Meaningful Autonomy For Tibetans a document which surrenders Tibet’s nationhood and is the suicidal basis of Tibetan negotiations with China’s authorities.
Yet, within the 31 recommendations agreed by the meeting was, naturally, a resounding approval to continue with a policy, which the Dalai Lama himself conceded has proved a singular failure
“The meeting resolved to pursue the Middle-Way policy to find a meaningful solution through dialogue with the Chinese government as per the past resolutions adopted by the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.” Source
Once again the struggle of Tibetans in occupied Tibet, who so bravely resist China’s tyranny to demand their nation’s independence, has been entirely ignored and marginalized by a cabal which draping itself in Tibet’s national flag, in truth has exchanged courage and determination with compromise and capitulation.
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These are the three courageous Tibetans currently outside the UN Headquarters in New York.We hope you may support their action and will join us in condemning the harassment, by NYPD, of this dignified and peaceful protest.
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“New Delhi. Today (7 girls and 6 boys) 13 Tibetan students stormed the Chinese Embassy with Tibetan flags and shouting slogans in protest against the policy of patriotic re-education campaign and forced disappearance of Tibetans in Tibet as more and more Tibetans set themselves on blaze in order to express the harsh reality of their life under Chinese occupation. One of student said’ The consecutive self immolation of Tibetans and specially the monks inside Tibet is clear sign that for Tibetans in Tibet, it is easier and more honorable to burn themselves to ashes than to live under humiliating and oppressive imperialist China.” As the situation in Tibet unfolds a gruesome picture, Tibetan youth in exile becomes restless and explosive, a seven day hunger strike observed by eight Delhi University Tibetan students just called off on 7th October and today they knocked the Chinese Embassy as the news of self immolation of two Tibetans in Amdo, Tibet reached their ears. This protest is to condemn and oppose the Chinese government’s policy of repressing Tibetan monks, writers, singers, artists and activists in particular and Tibetan people in general. Another student involved in the protest said’ We will never stop our activities unless situation in Tibet is not improved. Hu Jinthao ascended on power ladder of China by stepping on bloods and bones of Tibetans and he wants to step down on the ashes of Tibetans too. But we will not remain silent and passive.” So far international governments including US, India, France, England and others and international organization like UN remain as silent spectators despite the suffering and desperation of the Tibetan people in Tibet unveiled through the nonstop self immolations in Tibet in the very recent past. If freedom and democracy and peace and security are the principles they uphold and cherish, then why they turn a blind eye to the atrocities against humanity in Tibet. Why Tibetan people in Tibet do not deserve justice and human rights? “
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On the morning of August 8, 20011 Lobsang Sangay declared an oath as the new Prime Minister of the Exiled Tibetan Administration, he replaced Samdhong Rinpoche. these are two very different people separated by generation, education and experience. The youthful Sangay, versed in Harvard academia, comfortable in western culture and engagingly at ease with the media, contrasts with the mature Buddhist scholar and religious figure of Samdhong, more a ‘son of India’ than Massachusetts. Yet, differences notwithstanding, the two share the same conviction of seeking, what’s been described as ‘meaningful autonomy’ for Tibet, an objective at variance with the courageous struggle waged by Tibetans in their oppressed nation, who face Chinese bullets, torture and prison to demand national independence. That reality was consistently ignored during the tenure-ship of Samdhong Rinpoche and looks set to be further marginalized by the incoming Prime Minister too, who has affirmed his devotion to the so-called Middle Way proposal:
“I stand for the ‘middle-way policy’, which is seeking a resolution for the Tibetan problem within the framework of the constitution of the People’s Republic of China,” (Lobsang Sangay, Hindustan Times August 7, 2011)
This failed and inane strategy (repeatedly rejected by China) seeks to secure improved conditions under China’s national and regional laws on autonomy and ‘minority’ rights. In the case of China’s regime, this is rather like a woman seeking to co-habit with a serial sex-offender and expecting respect and equality! Such concerns however, and the fact of his compatriots seeking national freedom, does not appear to phase Lobsang Sangay, who, like his predecessor, seems fully committed to appeasing China in order to gain ‘progress’ on negotiations. Yet such talks, if successful, would result in the demise of Tibet as an international issue and Tibetans consigned to an uncertain and dangerous future as another Chinese ‘minority’, under the tender mercy of Chinese rule!
Some are concerned when words such as ‘betrayal’ and ‘treachery’ are used to describe the position advocated by Lobsang Sangay yet what other terms can more suitably address a policy which callously tramples over the heartfelt wishes of Tibetans in occupied Tibet, who despite the vicious suppression take to the streets to demand national liberation. While in Washington DC and elsewhere, their exiled Prime Minister is promoting a stealthy surrender of Tibet’s nationhood, at complete variance with their right to national freedom and political aspirations.
As Lobsang Sangay continues his efforts to promote the surrender of Tibet’s true cause we would ask him, and other Tibetans, to ponder upon this question:
Lobsang, do you consider Tibetans to be an ethnic minority of China with rights under China’s constitution, or a distinct people with rights to nationhood?
If the situation was not of such tragic dimensions, involving the oppression of entire peoples and their culture, then communist China’s latest international assertion, released April 14, that it’s embarked upon a policy of an improvement of human rights would be laughable.
Rather like a thief actively engaged in stealing the family jewels, yet simultaneously announcing a determination to reform, the so-called ‘National Human Rights Action Plan of China’ (2009-2010) is an utterly disingenuous and cynical fabrication.
The 54 page document, targetted at an overseas audience, stresses China’s committment towards progressing human rights, an assurance not likely to elict universal applause, given China’s ongoing suppression of the Tibetan and Uyghur nations. As David Kilgour, Canada’s former Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific, noted:
“Since 1949 the party [communist Chinese] has been doing its utmost to destroy all of those [rights and freedoms]—what we take for granted in rule-of-law countries. The two are totally opposed.”
The world cannot invest any meaningful credibility in these claims as indicating movement on human rights, although no doubt this report will receive an uncritical welcome from foreign policy departments such as the British Foregn Office, who may cynically use this document as evidence of progress, and a justification of dialogue with the communist Chinese regime.
For year upon year the phony justification of ‘constructive engagement’ with China has been used by governments that claim progress on human rights with China is a long process, a tawdry excuse for tolerating an appalling range of violations for the puposes of commerce with China. This latest propaganda exercise is another contribution to that shameful lie.