Today marks the 58th anniversary of Tibetans Uprising against China's occupation of Tibet in Lhasa on March 10, 1959. Historically, the day is also remembered f...or its significance in politics, history and struggle. On May 23, 1951, the People's Republic of China forced Tibetan delegation to Beijing, to signed Seventeen Point Agreement on Measures for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet. In the name of liberation of Tibet, China took control over Tibetans and Tibetans suffered severe atrocities for the following eight years that led to the Tibetans Uprising against China's occupation of Tibet.
Moreover, with China's attempt to kidnap His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama by inviting him to Chinese army camp on March 10, Tibetans appealed His Holiness the Dalai Lama to refuse China's invitation and protested against China's illegal occupation of Tibet.
China has deployed large armed forces in Tibet and used forces to oppress Tibetans. Thousands of Tibetans were killed and imprisoned. Over a million of Tibetans have lost their lives during Democratization, Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. More than six thousand Tibetan monasteries were destroyed.
With a slight change in China's government in 1980's, His Holiness again tried to resolve Tibet's issue by proposing a solution, beneficial for both Tibet and China. However, instead of acknowledging His Holiness's proposal, China called him a "separatist" and continued to accuse him of separatist charges.
On September 27, 1987, Tibetans carried out peaceful protest in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. The peaceful protesters were suppressed with Chinese armed forces. Tibetans were given education on socialist and patriotism. Monks and nuns were forced to take part in a political re-education campaign, number of monks and nuns in monasteries and nunneries were also limited, many monks and nuns were expelled and the monks and nuns were also forced to sign on a document denouncing His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
In 2008, another widespread protests took place in Tibet. China again used forces to control the protests, as a result, thousands of Tibetans have lost their lives and many imprisoned. Around 140 Tibetans have set themselves on fire calling for Freedom in Tibet and return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 2009.
The human rights situation inside Tibet is deteriorating. Recently the Chinese government has started demolishing Larung Gar, (the largest buddhist institute in the world), forcefully evicting monks and nuns from the institute. Many were arrested and detained without proper trials.
On this day, we call upon China to release the Panchen Lama Gedun Choekyi Nyima and put an end to the gross violation of human rights in Tibet. We also call upon international communities to raise Tibet and continue its support for Tibet.
We would also like to express our solidarity with our Tibetan martyrs and their family members. Long Live His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Free Tibet.
Tibetan Youth Congress
Tibetan Women's Association
Gu Chu Sum Movement for Tibet
National Democratic Party of Tibet
Students for a Free Tibet- India
Today is March 10, the 58th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising against China's illegal occupation. On this historic day, Tibetans and supporters aroun...d the world pay tribute to the extraordinary courage of countless Tibetans who resisted China’s oppression inside Tibet, and indeed to all Tibetans, past and present, who have courageously resisted China’s violent and colonial rule. Protests kick off in Sydney, Australia (photos by Tsundu Oser):
Despite harsh weather of NYC, Tibetans and Tibet supporters are determined to come out and show their solidarity to our sisters and brothers who sacrificed their lives for our country Tibet. Bhod Gyalo, Bhodmi Gyalo, Rawang Gyalo, Denpa Gyalo, Shidey Gyalo.
Hundreds of Tibetans braved the snowstorm in New York City to march from Brooklyn to UN and then to Chinese Consulate commemorating the Tibetan National Uprisin...g Day. The snow and wind was treacherous and drenched every single marcher but, their spirit to uphold the solidarity with the Tibetans who have sacrificed for the oppressed Nation was unflinching. They walked over the landmark Brooklyn Bridge through the heart of New York City busy streets covering over 7 miles or over 11 kilometers.
Show your support for freedom and justice for Tibet and express solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet by participating in events marking the anniversary of the ...1959 Tibetan National Uprising.
On 10 March 1959, Tibetans in Lhasa rose up against China's military occupation. The Chinese army quashed the uprising and subsequent nation-wide rebellion, killing at least 87,000 Tibetans. Following the failed uprising, the Dalai Lama fled into exile and to this day the Tibetan people have had to endure China's brutal regime.
The Tibetan National Uprising is commemorated annually by exiled Tibetans and Tibet supporters, with events remembering its victims and those of the ongoing occupation, as well as calling for an end to China's oppressive policies in Tibet and for action from the international community. This year is the 58th anniversary of the Uprising.
Today, we marked the 58th Tibetan National Uprising Day all across the world. Here in Dharamshala after the official commemoration ceremony by Tibetan Governmen...t-in-Exile, NGOs lead the protest rally down the hill from McLeod Ganj to Lower Dharamshala. Here are some pictures from the rally. PC: ST and Dhardon la.
March 10, 2016. Today marks the 57th anniversary of the Tibetan people's peaceful uprising of 1959 against People's Of China 's invasion and occupation of Tibet.... Tibetan Association of Northern California and RSF Tibetan Youth Congress, RSF Student for Free Tibet and Bay Area Friends of Tibet marching in down town San Francisco. ( raining raining day )