14 December 2020, Delhi: His Holiness the great 14th Dalai Lama’s advocacy of peace and compassion and his approach in resolving Tibet’s issue through dialogue has been admired globally. His efforts in the promotion of Gandhian Philosophy of Satya and Ahimsa, whereas nations are seeking war to resolve conflicts has remained the most beneficial and alternate key to resolve the conflicts.
To mark the 31st Anniversary of conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama, in Kolkata (West Bengal), Smt. Ruby Mukherjee, Regional Convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India held a press conference at Kolkata Press Club on 10 December with three core demands to the Government of India: (i) Restoration of Human Rights in Tibet; (ii) Recognition of Tibet as a Nation; and (iii) Bharat Ratna to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Ms Ruby Mukherjee condemned the brutality and inhumane acts done by Communist China in Tibet for the last six decades and the exploitation of Tibet’s natural resources. She was joined by Mr Ramesh Kumar Handa – IPS, Mr Ramesh Kumar Singh – Nature Activist and Mr Diptiman Basu – social activist. The members have univocally raised their concern for what is happening inside Tibet of marginalization in their own country and exploitation of their culture, education and the natural resources.
In Muzaffarpur (Bihar), India – Tibet Friendship Society, Muzaffarpur Chapter gathered on the 31st Anniversary of Conferment of Nobel Peace Prize on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and since the day also marked ‘World Human Rights Day’, they raised their concern for what is happening inside Tibet. Dr Brajesh Kumar proposed that Tibet’s Independence is the most significant to preserve Tibet’s Identity and its natural environment being exploited. Dr Harendra Kumar said that the declining population of Tibetans in Tibet is due to human rights exploitation by Communist China and the policy imposed on them. The policy to minoritize Tibet’s population indicated that Communist China wants to administer and run the monastic and other major institutions. Prof. Arun Kumar in the gathering shared his thoughts that in the past four decades Sino – India had held many talks but have been unable to resolve Tibet’s problem so far and it’s a grave concern. Dr Vikas Upadhayay in his statement made a vocal remark that Tibet issue needs to be raised and should pressurize the Govt. of India to take a stand for Tibet and initiate dialogue with China. Shri Surendra Kumar, ITFS – Gen Secretary and National Co-Convener for Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India raised his concern for the vast exploitation of natural resources and excessive mining in Tibet. He pondered upon why nations are not taking a united stance against China and stated that the matter must be brought at the international platform.
In Hazaribagh(Jharkhand), India – Tibet Friendship Society, Hazaribagh Chapter celebrated the conferment of Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on its 31st Anniversary and since the day also coincides with ‘World Human Rights Day’, Shri Sudesh Kumar Chandravanshi, ITFS – Regional President and Regional Convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause – India condemned Communist China for violating Human Rights Law and brutally imprisoning many Tibetans for exercising their fundamental rights. Shri Chandravanshi stated that ITFS condemned Communist China for creating such a deadly virus which originated from Wuhan, China and ultimately killing millions of people throughout the world and dismantling the global economy. Chief Guest and Vice-Chancellor of Vinoba Bhave University Dr Mukul Narayan Deo stressed that India and Tibet have relations from many centuries and there are cultural similarities between these two nations. He stated that India’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna should be presented to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. University Registrar Dr Bansidhar Prasad Rukhaiyar in his remarks stated that Communist China should stop its expansionist policy of dominating the world market as India is on verge of becoming a global superpower. Hazaribagh MLA Sh. Manish Jaiswal raised his concern for human rights violation in Tibet and requested members to boycott the Chinese product to paralyze the Chinese economy.
–Filed by ITCO, New Delhi