So let’s get this right shall we..the Tibetan Youth Congress and Students For Free Tibet welcome and support the idea of U-Tsang being recognized as independent but not Amdo or Kham?
That surely cannot be? Or has the level of political desperation sunk so low as to cause these famously pro-Tibetan independence organizations to back such a dangerous and divisive proposal? From a US Congressman clearly unconcerned at consigning several million Tibetans to an uncertain fate under the brutal rule of the Chinese regime, while championing national freedom for Tibetans living in the so-called Tibet Autonomous (sic) Region?
What on earth has happened to the Tibetan movement? Have the TYC and SFT forgotten the sacrifices and political aspirations from Tibetans across all three of Tibet’s regions? Well if so it looks like we are are the only activist network in solidarity with national independence for Chol-ka-Sum.
According to a SFT report: “This bill represents a historic milestone for the Tibetan people who have struggled for freedom and independence from China for the last 70 years and it will go down in history as an important moment when the American people recognized Tibet’s legitimate claim to independence,” said Gonpo Dhundup, President, Tibetan Youth Congress.
While H.R.6948 refers to the “Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China,” Students for a Free Tibet and the Tibetan Youth Congress have engaged with Congressman Perry’s office to request that he amend this language so as to include the whole of Tibet, not just the TAR. “.
The key question for those organizations is this: will they still be publicly applauding and backing the Congressman’s bill if he refuses to change the wording??
The Tibetan Youth Congress the largest exiled Tibetan organization dedicated to Tibet’s independence unveiled at a press conference, held yesterday in Dharamsala, Northern India, plans for three days of rallies, a peace march and vigil in Delhi to commemorate the 60th Lhasa Uprising on March 10, 2019.
“Tibet is in a critical state and at this moment in history, it is imperative for us to come together united in our stand for our nation and our people. Let us make our voices heard for our brothers and sisters inside Tibet,” said TYC President Tenzing Jigme
With Ms Tsewang Dolma, one of three Tibetan Youth Congress activists on hunger-strike having earlier today been taken to hospital, the protest continues to demand action on Tibet from the United Nations. Yesterday the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress Wisconsin launched a campaign to phone bomb (September 30) the UN with the demands being pressed by the #TYC3.
1. Urge the United Nations to raise the issue of Tibet at its General Assembly and Human Rights Council Session.
2. Urge China to address the demands of the Self Immolations in Tibet.
3. Urge China to give evidence that the 11th Panchen Lama Gendun Choekyi Nyima is alive.
4. Send a fact finding UN delegation to assess the current critical situation in Tibet.
5. Urge China to release all political prisoners. Anyone wishing to telephone their support please call:
(212) 963-1234 – UN Headquarters (212) 963-4475 – UN Headquarters
Anonymous hacktivists have today reported on Twitter another attack against a Chinese government website, this time ‘Operation Tibet’ has targeted a regional police website which seems to have been taken offline. This latest strike coincides with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping and also follows other actions this week in which ‘Anonymous’ issued statements supporting the ongoing hunger-strike by members of the Tibetan Youth Congress.
As the three Tibetan hunger-strikers continue their painful and courageous action demanding action from the United Nations they have received support today from an Anonymous hacking collective called ‘Operation Tibet’. News posted on Twitter reports that Chinese government websites are today being targeted to show solidarity with the hunger-strike. At the time of this posting three such targets had been reported as taken offline.
Graphic via @team_riddler
Graphic via @team_riddler
Graphic via @plutoscave
Many thanks to @tibettruth @FibsFreitag @plutoscave @team_riddler and @AnonymousTibet for sharing news of these actions.
Eleven days into their hunger-strike demanding action on Tibet from the United Nations and the activists of the Tibetan Youth Congress remain resolute in their action, despite their condition. Please show your solidarity by signing the petition below, share the link on your Facebook page and share with your followers on Twitter. Let’s get news of this action out there!
As three executive members of the Tibetan Youth Congress enter the fifth day of their hunger-strike, in Delhi, India, to demand active engagement on Tibet from the United Nations (UN) we should remind our subscribers and friends that in 2012 outside the New York headquarters of the UN a trio of Tibetans went on a 30 day hunger-strike. Their protest was called off 22nd March after Mr Parfait Onanga (Representative of the UN Secretary General) and Richard Bennett (Representative of the UN Human Rights Office) issued statements and assurances to the hunger-strikers and organizers that action would be taken. Indeed Tibetans were promised by a UN investigation into the situation inside Tibet and were assured that official would be arranging a meeting with China’s government to discuss the plight of Tibetans.
Those pledges it would appear turned out to be, what an optimist may describe as well intended platitudes, a more cynical view would suggest that in making such assurances UN officials knew very well that China’s regime would of course reject any inquiry into the plight of Tibetans. Thus making their promises to Tibetan hunger-strikers little more than self-serving rhetoric, after all it would have been a public relations nightmare to have witnessed Tibetans dying at the very doorsteps of the United Nations!
That the institution is corrupt and toothless in regard to the political dictates of China is well known, that reality however should not discourage those who seek to hold the United Nations to account for its silence, appeasement and hypocrisy in its dealing with the Chinese regime. In that context the bravery, determination and sacrifices of the three Tibetans currently on hunger-strike deserve our solidarity and active support, if nothing else their action is highlighting the tyranny which Tibetans are enduring under an illegal and vicious occupation. For that we salute them!