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Signing up to save lives
Phayul[Saturday, November 19, 2011 15:53]
A street play performed on the Global Day of Action, a campaign to call on world leaders to put mutilateral pressure on Chinese President Hu Jintao to ease the situation in Tibet. (Phayul archive/Norbu Wangyal)
A street play performed on the Global Day of Action, a campaign to call on world leaders to put mutilateral pressure on Chinese President Hu Jintao to ease the situation in Tibet. (Phayul archive/Norbu Wangyal)
DHARAMSHALA, November 19: The day when His Holiness the Dalai Lama told the BBC that he was “worried” about a possible backlash in Tibet against monks and nuns protesting China’s occupation of Tibet, an online petition urging international intervention in Tibet crossed the 500,000 mark, yesterday.

The Avaaz petition addressed to democratically elected leaders of numerous countries and global organistions draws attention to the rising number of Tibetans taking their lives through self-immolation in a “desperate cry to the world to stop the escalating Chinese crackdown.”

“As shocked citizens, we call on you to urgently send an independent high-level mission to the area and to speak out against the ongoing repression. Only coordinated and swift diplomatic action can stop this crisis,” the online petition says.

The International Tibet Network, a global coalition of Tibet and Tibet support groups, as part of their “ENOUGH” campaign calling for global diplomatic intervention to save Tibetan lives has also launched an online petition urging the “international community, to Stand Up for Tibet.”

Expressing fear that the growing trend of self-immolations which has witnessed 11 Tibetans set their bodies on fire since March this year, if left unchecked could spiral even further into a nation-wide crisis, the International Tibet Network is urging people all over the world to sign the petition and vow to stand up for Tibet.

In an email to Phayul, Alison Reynolds, Executive Director of the International Tibet Network, implored individuals to sign the two online actions for Tibet.

"Signing these actions will achieve two things: it will send an important signal to world governments that there is a significant body of international support for Tibet which should encourage them to put pressure on China, and will also tell those Tibetans enduring terrible hardships in Tibet that their situation is not forgotten," said Alison.

The Avaaz community, an online advocacy organisation, campaigning in 15 languages, empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues.

An online petition drive by Avaaz in 2008 following the pan-Tibet peaceful uprisings garnered over 1 million signatories in seven days alone. The petition was later submitted to various world leaders.
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