Over 50 Tibetans stormed the Chinese Embassy, on Friday, to stage a protest against the oppression of the Chinese authorities. Angry protesters raised slogans against China and appealed for boycott of Beijing Olympics: Breaking News!
EVEN AS the meeting between the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Dalai Lama at DharamShala
hogged the limelight on Friday but much drama was enacted when over 50 Tibetans, particularly women managed to storm the Chinese embassy in New Delhi.
Despite heavy security arrangements, some of the protestors demanding end of Chinese oppression in Tibet and independence for the country, managed to climb the embassy wall and entered the visa section.
Much to the chagrin of the police officials, the protestors shouted loud slogans against China and called for a boycott of the Beijing Olympics. Police had to resort to a mild lathi charge to disperse the protestors, some of whom were injured in the melee.
The protestors asked China to stop the killing of Tibetan people and end the harsh measures being taken by the armed forces.
Like in Delhi, Tibetan protestors also acted in the same way in Munich Germany, where a posse of Tibetans stormed inside the Chinese embassy. They flew Tibetan national flag and chanted slogans against the draconian authority imposed in their country.
Talking to Merinews, Saitu Das, a social activist from Friends of Tibet, informed that Tibetans all over the country are marching together to protest against the oppression and tyranny in their home country.
There would be no end to the protests till the situation is brought to normalcy and people of Tibet get back their freedom, he added.
Another activist, Tarini Mehta, said that Tibetan students have marched thrice to the Chinese embassy and till the police crackdown and oppression is not ended, the protests will continue.
A Tibetan leader, on the condition of anonymity told that despite the state oppression opposition to Chinese authority has not subdued in Tibet.
He informed that irrespective of the huge presence of Chinese troops, protests took place in North East Tibet, where villagers across Luchu country staged demonstrations.
“The Chinese flag was pulled down and the banned Tibetan flag was hoisted at one place,” he said in a joyful voice, it was only after state troops used force that protestors dispersed.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who met the Dalai Lama on Friday in Dharamshala, described the Tibetan situation as challenge to the ‘Conscience of the World’.
Pelosi exhorted the world
to raise a voice against Chinese oppression and demanded that world should come to know the truth about Tibet.
"If freedom loving people throughout the world do not speak out against China’s oppression in Tibet we have lost all moral authority to speak on Human Rights anywhere in the world," said the US speaker.
The Chinese, who are under pressure to stop the use of excessive force against the Tibetans, meanwhile, expressed displeasure over the meeting of Pelosy with Dalai Lama.
In a terse statement, the Chinese ambassador Zhang Yan, said that no meddling in Chinese affairs would be allowed by ‘any country, organisation, or person”.
The Tibetan have been homeless for a very long time. The Chinese put down their meekest voice of protest with heavy hand. The Chinese authorities stopped simple acts of the monks like whitewashing Tibetan temples. This sparked protests. Footages of violence, captured on cell phone cameras, spread to 20 countries, through MMS and Internet.
Wide coverage triggered the Tibetans to raise their voice for their homeland, louder than before. It was now or never for them. Even though very loyal and devoted to the Dalai Lama, it respectfully differs from his policy of the ‘Middle Way’. For it, there is no middle way between total independence and total servitude. It differs from His Holiness’ policy of genuine autonomy and calls for total independence.
The Tibetan youth feel that Beijing Olympics is a wonderful opportunity to draw the attention of the global community towards their hopes and aspirations. All that they are asking for is their right to return to their homeland. Dodging the police and jumping inside the Chinese Embassy from treetops, scaling the walls was their way of drawing attention of the world to their plight.
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