This week Tibet Solidarity Rally in front of United Nations in New York City on 10 December was the hit story in our social media world. That day was World Human Rights Day and a significant day for Tibetans as it coincided with 28th Anniversary of Conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the great 14th Dalai Lama.
Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the president of the CTA and Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, the Speaker of TPIE, Ngodup Tsering, Representative of Office of Tibet, Washington, DC, Prof Raj Mohan Gandhi, Chinese scholars, activists and dissidents including Prof Ming Xia, Hu Ping, Wang Juntao, Li Weidong, Chen Pokong, Dr Yang Jianli and Xiang Xiaoji, Chen Guangchen took part in the mass Tibet solidarity rally with supporters across America and Canada.
“Next year marks the 70th year since the Universal declaration of human rights was made. But where are our human rights? Where is our basic freedom? That’s why we are here today in front of the UN headquarters to tell the UN and the international community about what is going on inside Tibet for the last sixty years,” CTA President said at the rally.
On that very day, the netizens were busy engaging on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram flooded with story from the Tibetan Rally in front of United Nations in New York City. Images of protesters carrying Tibetan flags, placards and coffins of the 150 Tibetans who have self-immolated for Tibet were posted, shared and reacted a thousand times.
Since the declaration of 2017 as ‘Year of Campaign’ by the Kashag, over 30,000 Tibetans residing in North America have organised and participated in various rallies and campaigns to highlight the Chinese government’s atrocities in Tibet and have called for the resumption of dialogue between Chinese representatives and envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The Office of Tibet in Washington under the Central Tibetan Administration, Pema Chagzoetsang and Tsewang Rigzin, who are both North American representatives of Tibetan Parliament in Exile were among the key organizers of this mass solidarity rally.
Tibetans in United Kingdom also took part in rally calling on UK and International Community to take immediate action to address the ongoing human rights violations being committed by Chinese atrocities- leaders. And also Tibetans, Uyghurs, southern Mongolia and Japanese supporters took part in peace rally in Tokyo, Japan.