Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 14, Dec 2019 04:11 AM (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 MPP calls for freedom of Tibetans, Uyghurs and Hong Kongers in Ontario Legislative Assembly
China jailed most journalists in 2019: CPJ report
32nd Task force on Sino-Tibet dialogue meet underway
Tibetan exiles celebrate 30 years since Nobel Prize for Dalai Lama
TSJC revokes license of Case 20 Defense lawyer
Tibetan nuns forced to declare loyalty to CCP
Self-immolations exemplify courage and strength of Tibetans in the face of adversity: His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Anti corruption activist gets 7-year sentence
Kashag's lawyer fails to appear before Tibetan apex court
Family of latest self immolator detained by Chinese police
 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
Hundreds march for Tibet in Geneva
Phayul[Tuesday, June 19, 2012 11:43]
By Tendar Tsering

Exiled Tibetans protesting during the 53rd Tibetan National Uprising Day commemorations in Dharamshala on March 10, 2012. (Phayul file photo)
Exiled Tibetans protesting during the 53rd Tibetan National Uprising Day commemorations in Dharamshala on March 10, 2012. (Phayul file photo)
DHARAMSHALA, June 19: Around three-hundred Tibetans and supporters based in Switzerland and Liechtenstein on Monday carried a march from the UN Human Rights Council Office to the UN Office in Geneva, calling for intervention in the prevalent critical situation inside Tibet.

“We are protesting in front of the UN offices appealing the global organisation to intervene into the critical human rights situation inside Tibet and to send a fact finding delegation to report on the ground realities in Tibet,” Gobi Yonten, one of the protest organisers said.

Besides shouting free Tibet slogans, the marchers distributed pamphlets urging people to stand up for Tibet to help end the ongoing crisis.

Since last year, the group has been protesting in front of the UN offices once every month. The organisers expressed hope that the global body will response to their appeals sooner rather than later.

“We have been told by the UN officials themselves that we must continue our struggle and vigils as our determination will definitely pay off one day,” a regular participant at the demonstration said.

The organisers added they realise their unique opportunity to carry the voice of the Tibetan people right to the doorsteps of the UN offices, a privilege not enjoyed by those in Nepal and India.

39 Tibetans in Tibet have set themselves on fire since 2009 calling for freedom in Tibet and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile.

Amidst the wave of self-immolations, Tibetan Youth Congress, the largest pro-independence group in exile had organised an indefinite hunger strike in front of the UN headquarters in the US earlier this year.

The three hunger strikers indefinitely suspended their fast a month later after the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay promised to take up their demands about assigning special rapporteurs to look into the ongoing crisis inside Tibet.

The UN rights chief had also added that she would be visiting China after finalising the dates.

However, four months later, the UN is yet to deliver on any of the assurances given to the Tibetan activists.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Assurances? (Tseta)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
For Tibet to be ruled by Tibetans, I set my body on fire: Tamding Thar’s last words
Young Tibetans serve food to LA homeless in Saka Dawa
Hundreds march for Tibet in Geneva
Protest on wheels: Hundreds skate for Tibet in Berlin
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