Indian Tibet Support Groups Observe Black Day
ITCO, 3 July, New Delhi – Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM) organised Black Day throughout the country on 2nd July 2017 in the light of suspension of annual Kaiolash Mansarovar Yatra through Nathu la pass and recent incursion of Chinese troops into the Indian side of the border in Sikkim.
Hundreds of BTSM activists participated in the protest rally held at Janatar Mantar, New Delhi led by the BTSM general secretary Shri Pankaj Goyal. Tibetan community in Delhi also participated in the rally.
Mr. Jigmey Tsultrim, Coordinator of Delhi based ITCO also spoke on the occasion and the protesters raised slogans claiming “Chinese border is where Great wall of China is and rest are all illegally captured”, “Free Tibet, Save India” and many other anti China slogans. An effigy of Chinese premier Xi Jinping was put on fire and raised more anti china slogans.
Same such protest rally was held in Jaipur, Rajasthan under the leadership of Shri Saurabh Saraswat in collaboration with the Jaipur shopkeeper union and they burnt the effigy of China and dragon and called for the Boycott of Chinese goods.
Shri Jasvinde Singh Saini, President of BTSM Nagpur region held similar protest rally in Nagpur city in coordination with shopkeeper union of the city on 2nd July 2017. As mark of protest the shopkeepers also shut down the shops on the day.
Jammu & Kashmir also witnessed the same protest rally at Rivasi, J&K, led by BTSM regional president Shri Dilip Singh and also burnt the effigy of China to mark their protest against the PRC and also observed the national Black Day.
Bharat Tibbat Sahyog Manch (BTSM) is a nationwide Tibet support groups with around 116 chapters all over India with members in thousands. The organisation will be holding their annual National Executive meeting from 7 to 8 July 2017 in Agra to chalk out yearly project and programs and to revamp the executive nominations.
-Report filed by India Tibet Coordination Office-