DHARAMSALA, March 12: As many as 150 activists from the Tibetan Youth Congress(TYC) were detained by Delhi police for storming the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.
The activists from the largest Tibetan NGO in exile has stormed the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi before they were detained by the police earlier today as TYC continues its campaign to commemorate the 60thanniversary of the Tibetan uprising day.
Additionally, around 1000 TYC activists staged a protest nearby the Chinese Embassy at Teen Murti Marg in solidarity with all the Tibetan martyrs who have sacrificed their lives and thousands who continue to suffer due to China’s illegal occupation in Tibet.
“Today, we stand here in front of the embassy in New Delhi to condemn the illegal occupation of Tibet and we pledge to continue resisting for a free Tibet,” the organisation said in their press release.
The Chinese regime has imprisoned thousands of Tibetans since the occupation of Tibet and the situation continues to remain grim till date, the statement added.
With the self immolation of Dhopo, a Tibetan youth from restive Ngaba County in eastern Tibet’s Amdo Province on Nov 4, over 165 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in Tibet and in exile to protest China’s repressive rule in Tibet while calling for freedom, an end to the Chinese occupation of Tibet and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and the TYC president holds the Chinese regime accountable for it.
“The Chinese government is directly responsible for the self-immolations. We are here to send a message to the Chinese communist government that we will not give up, the Tibetan resistance remains strong and we will continue our revolution until Tibet is free,” TYC President Tenzin Jigmey said.
Over the last three days, TYC held a series of campaigns in the Indian capital such as peace march, people’s rally, protest and vigil to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising day to honour 60 years of resistance and pay tribute to the resilience and sacrifice of the Tibetan martyrs.
On March 10, TYC successfully held a ‘Peace March’ from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar followed by a protest in front of the UN on office on March 11.
TYC activists from 30 different places across India, Nepal and Bhutan have come to the Indian capital to take part in its campaigns to the 60thanniversary of the Tibetan national uprising day.