Bengaluru: The UN, EU and Human Rights Desk at Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration has embarked on a speaking tour to create awareness among the young Indian college students and interact with them on the situation of human rights in Tibet. The speaking tour will cover some of the Indian metropolitan cities starting with Bangalore.
On July 25, the UN, EU and Human Rights Desk staff Ms. Dukthen Kyi and Ms. Thinlay Chukki presented the talk on the “Human Rights Violations: The Case of Tibet” at the National Law School India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. The talk highlighted various human rights violations in Tibet under the Chinese occupation, including, the ongoing eviction and demolition at Larung Gar and Yachen Gar, Tibetan Buddhist Institutes in Tibet, religious repression, violations of cultural and language rights, deaths due to torture, and Tibetan self-immolations. They also discussed cases such as the Chinese government’s interferences in Tibet’s religious practices, especially the reincarnation system, as well as talked about the Central Tibetan Administration’s Middle Way Approach policy. The Human Rights Desk team appealed to the Indian students to be aware of the repression in Tibet, research and author articles on Tibet and start discussions in the academia about the deplorable human rights conditions in Tibet. The event at NLSIU saw around 50-60 students participate in the talk, followed by a question and answer session.
This morning, on July 26, the talk was organized at St. Joseph College that was attended by over 50 students. In the evening, the Chief Representative Office, South Zone, CTA, organized the talk at Tibetan Youth Hostel Bangalore. The team will speak next at the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education, Bangalore and then travel to Chennai and Mumbai.
Human Rights Desk head Ms. Dukthen Kyi and human rights officer Ms. Thinlay Chukki are visiting some of the colleges and universities in these cities from July 25 to August 2, 2019, where they will speak about the current situation in Tibet and interact with the Tibetan and Indian students.
Report filed by UN, EU and Human Rights Desk