Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tibetan activists released on bail after 15 days in Tihar jail


New Delhi, October 25: Tibetans Youth Congress (TYC) activists who were arrested by Delhi Police for storming the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi on October 10 were finally released on bail today after serving 15 days in Tihar jail.

All the 21 activists have been booked under nine different sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) after they were arrested for storming the Chinese embassy to protest against China’s “New religious regulatory measures on reincarnations”.

Over 300 people gathered at today's public reception function, which was being organized by the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress of Sameyling (MT). Tibetans in Majnu-ka-tilla and members of the regional Tibetan associations offered Tibetan ceremonial scarves to all the activists.

Tibetan Youth Congress Centrex Vice President Mr. Dhondup Dorjee addressed the gathering about the significance and purpose of the campaign. Mr Dorjee said, “Since 1959, all the successive Chinese regimes have failed to win the hearts and minds of the Tibetans inside Tibet. They are now forcefully targeting the Tibetan Buddhist Culture with the re-intensification of patriotic re-education campaigns within the monasteries. The recently passed new religious regulatory measures on reincarnations is an obvious attempt to legalize their repressive policies.” Full Article Link

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