Friends of Tibet

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Friends of Tibet is a people's movement to keep alive the issue of Tibet through direct action. Our activities are aimed at ending China's occupation of Tibet and the suffering of the Tibetan people. Friends of Tibet supports the continued struggle of the Tibetan people for independence.

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Friends of Tibet

  1. 1949
  2. … when the whole world was sleeping…
  3. … and busy fighting battles across the globe…
  4. … Tibet… a peaceful, spiritual country…
  5. ...and one of the few nations in the world with a long…
  6. … history of continued independence…
  7. … was overtaken by Chinese military invasion.
  8. China’s unprovoked act of aggression on Tibet resulted...
  9. ...in the death of more than 10 lakh Tibetans…
  10. ...and the complete destruction of more than…
  11. ...6,000 ancient libraries and Buddhist universities.
  12. In 1959 HH the XIV Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet…
  13. … was forced to seek political asylum in India with more than 80,000 ordinary Tibetans.
  14. Since then Tibet has never been the same and lives of all Tibetans has changed entirely.
  15. Faced with brutal oppression and treated as second-class citizens in their own country…
  16. … around 3,000 Tibetans escape their homeland across the Himalayas each year.
  17. China’s discrimination and suppression of religion and human rights still continues.
  18. A high proportion of political prisoners in Tibet today are nuns and monks.
  19. Tibetan language is being replaced with Chinese in all schools in occupied Tibet.
  20. Party officials still conduct “Patriotic Re-Education” in monasteries throughout Tibet.
  21. In 1996 China banned Dalai Lama’s photographs, films and his speeches.
  22. China continues to transfer landless and jobless Chinese to Tibet to outnumber Tibetans...
  23. … and continues the dumping of chemical and nuclear waste destroying the fragile ecology.
  24. Most of China’s nuclear missiles and nuclear labs are based on the Tibetan plateau.
  25. Under China Tibet is being colonised like Afganistan, Iraq, Chechnia and Palestine!
  26. Meanwhile the struggle for independence continues inside Tibet and in exile.
  27. It is no longer just a question of helping an oppressed people. Today the question of…
  28. … Tibetan independence is inseparably linked to India’s long-term future.
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