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Nepal Tibetans begin their March to Tibet
Phayul[Wednesday, June 25, 2008 17:32]
By Tenzin Sangmo

(Photo courtesy: Thupten/RFA)
(Photo courtesy: Thupten/RFA)
New Delhi, June 25 - Forty two Tibetans comprising of 23 monks, 17 nuns and 2 laymen began their journey from Kathmandu to Tibet today. The peaceful movement was spearheaded by volunteers who got together in view of the current Tibet crisis and the Nepalese Government's treatment of Tibetan protestors on its soil.

The small crew embarked on the revolutionary march to their homeland some nine kilometers outside the City of Kathmandu. Fearing any activity will be viewed as anti-Chinese by the authorities and snubbed even before it started in the Capital, marchers decided to travel to the outskirts and make their way through mountains and terrains avoiding highways and major expressways to keep away from the police and risk being arrested.

Ever since the unrest in Tibet three months ago, Tibetans and support groups worldwide have staged protests against Chinese brutality. There are some 20,000 Tibetan refugees in Nepal who have protested regularly at the Chinese Consulate and the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Nepal on its part does not tolerate anti-Chinese activities and have since used force to break up peaceful rallies and beaten demonstrators men, women and children alike.

(Photo courtesy: Thupten/RFA)
(Photo courtesy: Thupten/RFA)
In view of this bitter fact where Tibetan refugees still live under fear of acting out against their agitator in a free country, marchers have decided to take the path less trodden to make their way back to a land their ancestors once fled.

Their goal is to make over into Tibet and even though they anticipate some resistance at the border they are hopeful their effort will pay off and will live to see the sun shine over Tibet once again.

Tibetans have taken it upon themselves to carry out various forms of peaceful protests against China until the issue of basic human rights and freedom to expression among others is resolved. They aim to move forward with their resistance until peace is restored on the roof of the world.
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