TIBETAN ACTIVISTS PROTEST HU JINTAO AS HE LEAVES INDIA

TIBETAN ACTIVISTS PROTEST HU JINTAO AS HE LEAVES INDIA
Leader of SFT India among those arrested in the protests

New Delhi – Seven Tibetan activists including Dorjee Tsetan, National Director of Students for a Free Tibet-India, were arrested while staging a demonstration against Hu Jintao in front of the Oberoi Hotel, where Hu has been staying. The protestors had painted across their chests slogans such as “Swaraj My Birth Right” and “Free Tibet.”

The protest, fourth in a series of direct action protests staged by Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) India, took place an hour before Hu Jintao was to leave for Cambodia after the BRICS summit. Twenty-nine activists have been arrested in the actions organized by SFT India in the last two days.

“Just as the Indians successfully threw off the chains of British rule, we Tibetans are protesting here today for the freedom of our homeland from China’s colonial oppression,” said Dorjee Tsetan, National Director of Students for a Free Tibet-India. “The dignified mantra of the Indian independence movement “Swaraj is my birthright” rings true for us as we struggle to achieve the right to Tibetan self-rule.”

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Please sign this petition to strongly urge Shri S. M. Krishna, The Minister of External Affairs to make a strong and clear statement acknowledging the crackdown in Tibet, and to highlight the human rights violations being carried out in Tibet today. We will deliver this petition on October 2nd, 2012 - Gandhi Jayanti - a day that symbolizes our nation’s ability to reject colonial rule, to recognize freedom as our birthright, and to regain our independence. National wide Candle Light Vigil wil be organised by our Indian Members and supporters in all the Indian major cities that day. Tibet Needs You Now! Students for a Free Tibet, India (SFT India) is the India National Network of Students for a Free Tibet International, which has over 650 chapters in more than 35 countries. We are a Non-Profit Organization funded entirely by our members and supporters. Founded in the year 2000 from a very humble beginning as a loose network of few young activists and students based in Dharamshala campaigning for Tibet’s Independence, SFT India has grown as nation-wide network of youth, campaigning for the Fundamental Rights of the Tibetan people, and we are still growing. It is from our grassroots network that we gain our strength. To ensure the effectiveness of our grassroots network, we create awareness and sensitize the world on the just cause of Tibet. We believe that young people can and must take responsibility to change our world for the better.
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One Response to TIBETAN ACTIVISTS PROTEST HU JINTAO AS HE LEAVES INDIA

  1. Sandra S. F. Erickson says:

    The world watches with indignation all the injustices committed against Tibet. May the world´s government come through in rewarding peace and condom violence: May Tibet be free, sandra erickson, Brazil.

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