Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 24, Jun 2017 04:03 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Tibetan slits his throat calling for freedom in Tibet's capital
Forfeit settlement homes and CTA benefits for Indian passport: MEA to Tibetans
Senator Feinstein asks China's Global Times to retract its threat to UC San Diego over Dalai Lama invitation
Authorities demolish more dwellings than they agreed at Larung Gar
Host of Tibet Women Soccer team’s Vancouver trip face unusual scrutiny
37 US Congressmen urge Trump to appoint special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues
Tibetan activist Sherab Tsedor passes away
Dalai Lama arrives in Minnesota to take part in Starkey’s panel discussion
DoE brings comic figure ‘forgetful uncle pig’ to life for children
International rights groups call on EU to cancel human rights dialogue with China
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, June 11, 2017. The Tibetan leader is scheduled to give a public talk on "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World" at the University of California San Diego on June 16, 2017. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestows the chenrezig empowerment, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, May 27, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives back in McLeod Ganj, after attending events in New Delhi, April 28, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
The Dalai Lama calls on Tibetans to end hunger strike: Day 31
Phayul[Tuesday, August 07, 2007 19:18]
Copy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Letter (Translated English version)to the hunger strikers and organisers in New Delhi.
Copy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Letter (Translated English version)to the hunger strikers and organisers in New Delhi.
By Phurbu Thinley

New Delhi, August 7: In a letter (Original in Tibetan) addressed to “the Fourteen patriotic and courageous Tibetans on hunger strike and the organizers” Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama has today called on them to discontinue with the Indefinite Hunger Strike going on in New Delhi.

Mr Tempa Tsering, Kalon for Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration today visited the indefinite hunger strikers to convey His Holiness the Dalai Lama's appeal to immediately end their strike.

14 Tibetans have been on Tibetan Youth Congress led Indefinite Hunger Strike in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi since July 8. Today is their 31st day and are demanding direct response from China for violating the rights of Tibetan people in Tibet.

“The present indefinite hunger strike that you have undertaken with such unwavering courage and determination for the Tibetan cause which is entwined with Buddha Dharma is highly commendable and admirable,” His Holiness wrote.

Nonetheless, His Holiness has described the act as being a form of violence and has said, “Simply sacrificing the lives of more Tibetan people is not likely to bring about the positive result that we seek”.

Hence, instead of sacrificing “precious human lives in this way”, His Holiness wrote, “it would be of greater benefit and service to our cause by striving to continuously carry out this spirit of unyielding courage and determination from generation to generation.”

Kalon Tempa Tsering speaking to media people after reading His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s appeal message to the Tibetan hunger strikers in New Delhi/Photo: Tibet.net
Kalon Tempa Tsering speaking to media people after reading His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s appeal message to the Tibetan hunger strikers in New Delhi/Photo: Tibet.net
Saying that the immense hardships that the hunger strikers have endured so far, “have fulfilled a key objective”, His Holiness has said, “I earnestly appeal to you all to discontinue your hunger strike immediately. I trust that you will give this request of mine serious consideration.

His Holiness has also mentioned that the act has already “attracted enough publicity and caught the attention of the international community as well as inspired Tibetans living inside and outside Tibet”.

In the letter, His Holiness has further said, “I would further like to request you to dedicate the merits of your sacrifice to the common cause in accordance with the Ever Noble (Samantabhadra) prayers”.

His Holiness’ letter comes on the eve of a major Tibetan Mass Movement being called upon by Tibetan Non- governmental organisations and Tibet Support Groups worldwide in New Delhi tomorrow. According to organisers, the movement is expected to be the single largest demonstration against China by the exile Tibetan community and their supporters.

As of now, there is no indication whether the 14 Tibetans will discontinue with the hunger strike.

With one year countdown to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing beginning tomorrow, elsewhere around the world, Tibetans and Tibet Support groups have long pledged to hold massive protest demonstrations in sports arena, public areas and before Chinese consulates to highlight the plight of Tibetan people.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
 Related Stories
Medical Care Forced on Second Batch of Fasting Tibetans
TYC dupes Indian police; replaces hunger strikers with volunteers
Tibetans protest outside UN office in New Delhi; hunger strikers enter Day 6
TYC intensifies movement with second batch of hunger strikers
Police Take Hunger Strikers to Hospital for Medical Care
Hunger Strikers deemed critical; Medical treatment advised
Conditions deteriorate as TYC hunger strikers complete a week
Hunger Strikers battle it out on Day 6
TYC Hunger Strike: Day 5 without food and water
Tibetan Youth Congress calls for mass participation in freedom movement
  Readers' Comments »
Even We students hoped moreeeee!!! (thupten_cst)
AHIMSA (Tangnyom)
"To do or not to do; that is the Question" (TLA361559)
Dalai Lama calls on Tibetans to end hunger strike (khammo_drolma)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
The Dalai Lama calls on Tibetans to end hunger strike: Day 31
Tibet activists detained in China for daring protest at Great Wall: Update
Loten Namling joins SEPULTURA to play for Tibet
China detains 6 for Tibet protest at Great Wall
China under fire over media curbs ahead of Games
Amnesty accuses China of increasing abuses in run-up to Olympics
Team Tibet Scores Big at N.Y. Yankee Game
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement