Indian Youth Stands for Tibet

Candle Light by Tibetans and supporters in solidarity with Ngawang Norphel and Tenzin Khedup. Ngawang and Tenzin set themselves ablaze in Zatoe town of Keygudo, Kham, eastern Tibet on June 20, 2012

On 21st June 2012, in Dharamsala more 40 Indian youth from all India joined a candle light vigil in solidarity with Ngawang Norphel and Tenzin Khedup who self immolated in Zatoe town of Keygudo, Kham, eastern Tibet on June 20, 2012 to protest against Chinese occupation in Tibet and Call for His Holiness Dalai Lama’s return in Tibet.

With the recent self immolations at least 41 Tibetans have set fire to themselves since 2009 to protest China’s oppressive rule in Tibet while demanding freedom and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. These drastic acts are a direct response to the decades of violent and repressive policies Tibetans have endured under Chinese occupation, and a cry for action to the global community. Tibetan people are under going the hardest time in the history of Tibetan Freedom Struggle and calls for the support from international community to end the on going crisis in Tibet.

In Solidarity with Tibetan People inside Tibet/ in photo Nishiganda

Nishiganda, a student from Pune while joining the candle light march spoke on behalf all the Indian youth to show their solidarity and support for Tibetan people inside Tibet and also being a citizen of India she call for Govt. of India to stand with Tibetan people and raise the issue of human rights violation in Tibet by Chinese govt.

Indian Youth from all over India stand with Members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and pledge to urge their Indian MP’s to raise Tibet issue in the Indian Parliament.

Indian Youth also pledged to urge their elected leaders to raise the issue of on going crisis in Tibet in the Indian Parliament to build pressure on China.

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About INDIA: Stand Up for Tibet-Petition

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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