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.
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 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.