Why Indian farmers should support Tibet movement?
December 27, 2006: The Youth Liberation Front of Tibet (YLFT) called for a meeting on “Why (Indian) Youth and Farmers Should Support Tibetan Movement?” today at Sir Chootu Ram Dharamshala in Rohtak. YLFT organized this meeting with support and assistance from the India Tibet Co-ordination Office and International Tibet Support Network (South Asian Regional Co-ordinator).
Former MP from Rohtak Capt (Retired) Inder Singh, Dr. K.C. Agnihotri of Indian Core Group, Miss Tibet 2006 Tsering Chungdak, President of Tibetan Women’s Association (TWA) Mrs. B. Tsering and her colleagues, including 8-member representatives of the Delhi chapter of TWA, and Dr. Shyam Nath of Khetri, Rajastan were the invited guests to the meeting. Current MPs from Harayana Mr. Abhay Chautala and Mr. Hooda are amongst those invited guests who couldn’t make it to the meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest Miss Tsering Chungdak said Tibet’s movement is a case of truth and justice and appreciated YLFT’s strong support for this genuine fight against injustice to another fellow human beings. She also spoke on the teacher and disciple relationships India and Tibet enjoyed for ages and thanked all the participants for their sincere support to the cause of Tibet.
Mr. Narender Khatri, the President of YLFT, the main person behind this meeting, passionately expounded on the theme of the meeting and registered his strong support for Tibet cause. Through this platform, he also appealed all the youth and farmers to join hands in this movement that will ultimately benefit the Indians themselves.
Also spoke during the meeting were Dr. Agnihotri, Capt Inder Singh, Dr. Shyam Nath and Mrs. B. Tsering. Agreeing on what Mr. Narender earlier spoke, the three Indian speakers also believed that it is indeed very important to understand the very nature of the Chinese government who in 1962 deceived India with Hindi Chinni Bhai Bhai catchphrase and now the big blow the Chinese ambassador in India Mr. Sun Yuxi who in November, just days before their President Hu Jintao’s visit to India, claimed Arunachal Pradesh a part of Chinese territory. Dr. Agnihotri also mentioned on the first king of Tibet who originally was a descendent from the very state of Harayana and therefore, the state has a special significance in the history of Tibet.
Mrs. B. Tsering believed that the meeting attendees would share their knowledge with their friends and families when they return back. She also believed that Indian women too could contribute and join hands in this movement to exhibit their strength in contribution in society and hoped that in the future meetings there will be women participating as well.
With this meeting the organizer pledged to further strengthen their campaign work and the formation of regional chapters of YLFT in other parts of Harayana and thereafter in various different states of India. They also announced the formation of their first regional chapter in Rohtak today.
A strong gathering of around 150 Indian Tibet supporters took part in the meeting that lasted for nearly three hours. Most of them were students from Delhi and Rohtak universities, coming from rural background.