Tibetan community in Dharamsala to streamline their protestMarch 21st, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by admin
Dharamsala/Varanasi, Mar 21 (ANI): The Tibetan government-in-exile has set out guidelines to streamline their anti-China protests.
Karma Choephel, the speaker of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile and also the President of the Solidarity Committee, said that demonstrators would now have to follow the set guidelines.
“All the activities will be non-violent and peaceful. They can have marches, demonstrations, relay hunger strikes, candlelight vigils and sit-ins. These are basic guidelines of carrying forward the movement,” he said.
“By centralising the activities, we hope that the Chinese agents who may have planted in the Tibetan society may not get chance to disrupt or to bring to disrepute the peaceful non-violence activities,” Choephel added.
Meanwhile, Dalai Lama lamented that China was deflecting from its path of welfare government.
Meanwhile, Tibetan activists in Varanasi demanded immediate medical facilities for all those injured during a protest march in Tibet.
“We want immediate medical facilities to all those injured in Tibet and for all those who are scared of going to Chinese hospitals. We want immediate medical facilities for them. We want all the prisoners who have been poisoned in the recent protest crying for the human right at least these people should be taken out of the prison right now,” Sonam, a Tibetan activist.
Tibetan exiles across the globe were expressing their solidarity with Tibetans in China.
Tibetans want the exiled Dalai Lama to be allowed to live in Tibet.
The crackdown on the protests in Tibet and neighbouring Chinese provinces had sparked calls for a boycott of the Olympic Games.
China has accused the Dalai Lama, of orchestrating monk-led protests and rioting — the most serious in the Himalayan region for nearly two decades — in a bid to wreck the August 8-24 Games.
The spiritual leader has denied masterminding the protests, which culminated last Friday riots in Lhasa.
The exiled Tibetan Government claims that so far around 100 people have died in the clashes in Lhasa and other Tibetan cities. Beijing, however, says that only 13 “innocent civilians” have been killed in the violence. (ANI)
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