Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 21, Oct 2019 07:06 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
US House passes three bills in support of pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong
Tibetans, Hong Kong activists protest at the Nets vs. Raptors NBA preseason game
Coalition of activists urge Apple to stop colluding with China’s censorship
The arrest was extremely undemocratic: Tenzin Tsundue
Denouncing the Dalai Lama a criterion for government jobs in occupied Tibet
Lebron James on the firing line as Twitterati accuse him of undermining human rights for China's money
All Tibetan activists except Tsundue released from jail in Chennai
Tibetan court rules in favor of Penpa Tsering in case no. 20
Dalai Lama urges India’s stewardship in promoting secular ethics in modern education
Respite for Tibetans in Nepal as extradition treaty with China shelved
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Exiled Tibetans ready to launch "Return March to Tibet’
Phayul[Friday, March 07, 2008 18:10]
By Phurbu Thinley

Dharamsala, February 7: After months of painstaking preparations, series of grassroot level meetings and non-violent direct action trainings, exiled Tibetans are all set to take on their “return march to Tibet” to highlight and challenge China’s illegal occupation of their long departed homeland.

According to the organisers, which include five leading Tibetan non-governmental organizations based in India, “100 core marchers” will depart from Dharamsala, the exile hometown of the Dalai Lama and seat of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, following a brief flag off ceremony in the Main Tibetan Temple (Tsuglag Khang).

“In addition to 100 core marchers who are planning to return to Tibet, there will be thousands of support marchers, including Tibetans, Indians and Westerners, will participate in the march till Lower Dharamshala to show their support and solidarity,” according to the march's organising Committee.

The protest march will be officially launched on March 10th immediately following the official function of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile commemorating the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day.

At a press conference on February 17, the organisers said they would not be taking official permission for the protest march saying it would be a return walk to their own country.

The group said they were hopeful that “India will not stop them from going to Tibet”. A similar march from India to Tibet in the past was forcefully halted on the way by Indian police following authorities’ order.

During the press conference, President of the Tibetan Youth Congress Mr Tsewang Rigzin said by taking the return march, Tibetans in exile wanted to test Chinese authorities’ past claims that Tibetans were welcome to return home.

The march will be one of a series of worldwide protests before the August 8-24 Beijing Games. The organising groups say such protests are necessary to expose China's continued attempts to subvert Tibetan Buddhist culture and strengthen its hold on their once independent country.

The Organising Committee of the march will hold a formal press conference this Sunday, March 9, in McLeod Ganj.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
 Related Stories
“Tibetan People’s Uprising Movement” declares more protests worldwide
Indian police arrest Tibetan marchers
India should not stop Tibetan people’s nonviolent march: Rajiv Vora
Core marchers ready to take “Return March to Tibet”
Ready to depart, the "return march" of the Tibetan exiles
European Support to Tibetan People's Uprising Movement
Tibetan People's Uprising Movement to reinvigorate the Tibetan freedom movement
Toronto Tibetans stand united for the Olympics Year
Tibetan People’s Uprising Movement calling
Exiled Tibetans plan protest March to Tibet ahead of Beijing Olympics
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Exiled Tibetans ready to launch "Return March to Tibet’
49th Tibetan Uprising Day in Australia
China to crack down on pop stars
China says Dalai Lama is an Olympic saboteur
China's Hu links a stable Tibet to a stable country
Activists honour Tibetan uprising
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 © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement