DHARAMSALA, 1 July: As many as 15 activists from the Tibetan Youth Congress(TYC) were detained by Delhi police for storming the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party(CCP).
The activists from the largest Tibetan NGO in exile called out China for its occupation of Tibet and the torture and brutality it inflicted on the Tibetans as they staged a protest outside the Chinese embassy in the Indian capital.
The activists shouted slogans such as “Free Tibet, “China stop the killing in Tibet” among others before there were detained by the police.
TYC strongly condemned and criticized the very existence of CCP in their press release and stated that the CCP was founded on the bedrock of “countless innocent lives and its notorious history of gross human rights violations are a matter of great pain and shame.”
“The very existence of CCP is not only a threat to the survival of Tibetan culture and identity, but it poses a grave security threat to the rest of the world. Therefore, it’s high time to scale up the cooperation amongst the Democratic countries and strengthen its position against the atrocities committed by the CCP.”
The activist group strongly condemned China’s Genocide and crimes against humanity that they said “are becoming a daily occurrence in Tibet, and that CCP continues to aggressively pursue assimilationist policies in Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia.
TYC further added that since the illegal invasion of Tibet by the forces of the CCP in 1959, it “continues to impose severe restrictions and use brutal measures to suppress and imprison any form of dissent inside Tibet,” TYC said and added that “due to such aggressive policies, Tibetans inside Tibet have resorted to measures like Self-immolation.”
“China’s occupation has led the Tibetans devoid of their basic rights and the human rights situation inside Tibet continues to deteriorate and worsen each passing year under the Chinese Communist Party’s oppressive and repressive hardline policies,” the TYC stated and added that “owing to which Tibet has for the past six years only scored 1/100 and ranked as the least free place in the world for the civil rights and political freedoms.”
The largest Tibetan NGO in exile further called out the CCP for driving 157 Tibetans inside Tibet to set themselves on fire to protest against China’s illegal occupation since 2009 and for demolishing more than 6,000 monasteries and disrobing 99.9% of monks and nuns inside Tibet.
Additionally, the TYC also called out China for its increasing “control over Tibetan Buddhism,” for forbidding monasteries to give traditional monastic education which forms an integral part of Tibetan Buddhism, and subjecting Monks and nuns to regular “patriotic education” and other political campaigns instead that hat are fundamentally against the basic tenets of Tibetan Buddhism.
“Political indoctrination has replaced Buddhist education in monastic institutions where monks are drawn to serve the interest of the Beijing government and are forced to follow CCP’s strict guidelines.”
Raising ecological concern, the statement added, “under China’s occupation, Tibet’s environment has been destroyed.”
“Tibet’s natural resources have been illegally mined and transported and the rivers have been polluted.”
The situation continues to worsen under the Chinese occupation TYC said and added that “Chinese authorities have tightened surveillances ahead of their centenary celebration and continues to detain Tibetans arbitrarily.”