November 5, 2010
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Comprehensive account of 2008 Uprising in Tibet Released[Friday, 5 November 2010, 10:20 a.m.]


 
2008 Uprising in Tibet’, was today
released at the opening of the 6th International Conference of Tibet
Support Groups in India, 5 November 2010.

Dharamshala: Department
of Information and International Relations (DIIR) of the Central
Tibetan Administration has released a most comprehensive and detailed
report on the 2008 mass uprising that swept the entire Tibetan plateau.
The book titled, ‘2008 Uprising in Tibet’, was today released
at the opening of the 6th International Conference of Tibet Support
Groups at Surajkund, Haryana, India. The book has chronicled
all the known instances of protests, number of people killed, wounded,
jailed or who were simply disappeared during the historic 2008 popular
uprising in Tibet. It also offers an insightful analysis of the prevalence and reasons behind these protests. “We
have two reasons for publishing this report. The first reason is to
leave an account of this episode in Tibetan history for future
generations…There is a long history in China of official denial of
major violations,” Kalon (Minister) Kesang Yangkyi Taklha of DIIR said
in her foreword to the book. “The most important reason for
the compilation of this report of the 2008 Tibet-wide protests is to
leave a record of the Tibetan people’s devotion to their culture and
the faith in His Holiness the Dalai Lama, despite almost 60 years of
intrusive and sometimes oppressive interference by the People’s
Republic of China on how the Tibetan people should lead their lives .” According
to Ms Norzin Dolma, the main researcher at UN, EU and HR Desk of DIIR,
“The report attempts to portray why, when, and how the 2008 uprising in
Tibet occured.” She further said that “Despite information
control in Tibet, the chronological account is updated and verified
based on available information within these two years.” In
addition to an exhaustive list of known protests, sentenced, arrested
during the Chinese military crackdown on the protesters, the book also
contains maps showing the areas of protests in the whole of Tibet.

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