DHARAMSHALA: Speaker of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, Khenpo Sonam Tenphel condoled the demise of Gene Sharp, a lifelong advocate of nonviolent political resistance and multiple nominee of Nobel Peace Prize, who passed away at his home in Boston on 28 January. He was 90 years old.
In his condolence letter, Speaker offered his sympathy and condolences to family members and loved ones of late Gene Spark on behalf of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Tibetans all over the world and added that his works have inspired many people in dismantling seeming powerful repressive authorities around the world and in particular, through his workshops and teachings on various methods of non-violent actions to the Tibetan leaders and people on the Tibetan struggle movement, from old to young, continues to instill aspiration and hope in our non-violent struggle.
“The demise of Mr Gene Sharp, an advocate of nonviolent political resistance is a huge loss, not only for your family members and loved ones but also for all the followers of the nonviolence all around the world and especially for the Tibetan, whose resistant struggle is based on the key principles of nonviolence,” wrote the Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile.
He further wrote, “We considered it our privilege and an acknowledgment of his support when his book, ‘The Politics of Non-Violent Actions’ was translated into the Tibetan language. His institution, ‘Albert Einstein Institution’ which is committed to the defense of democratic freedom and opposes repression and violence, is akin to that soft star which shines and dispels the looming darkness of the world in the cacophony of violence. We hope the institution continues to run and defend the democratic freedom of every citizen of the world”.
-Filed by Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat-