Dharamsala releases video appeal about plight of Tibetans

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Dharamsala, Aug 29 (ANI): In an attempt to bring plight of the Tibetans to the notice of the international community, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) in Dharamsala has released a video appeal from a Tibetan highlighting the lack of human rights and the sufferings inside Tibet.

Kalsang Tsultrim, also known by the pseudonym of Gyitsang Takmig, is a monk of the Gyitsang Gaden Choekorling Monastery in Sangchu County. He has taken the risk of recording a detailed account of Tibetan history since the leader Dalai Lama's flight to India in 1959.

The hour long footage has been widely distributed in many Tibetan areas in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan Province.alsang Thamcheo, who delivered the video testimony to the TCHRD said the main purpose is to make outside world aware of the ground realties in Tibet.

"It was passed on by someone inside Tibet and trusted me with the work of disseminating it to the outside world for a better coverage. The main reason behind releasing this CD is that there are lot of violation of human rights taking place in Tibet. So, through this video CD it's an attempt to tell the entire world the actual happenings inside Tibet under the Chinese occupation and how the Tibetan people are undergoing a massive, a hardship under the rootless regime of Communist Party in Tibet," said Thamcheo.

The video also speaks about the recent farmers boycott in Tibet, the self-immolation bid by Lobsang Tashi alias Tapey of the Kirti Monastery, of a suicide by a monk of the Ragya Monastery, arbitrary arrests, detention of thousands of Tibetans after the 2008 March protests in Tibet.

It also appeals to the United Nations and other international farmers that they have a moral obligation to speak on behalf of the Tibetan people inside Tibet who are living in constant fear and under severe repression.

"People are actually deprived of actual information so through this video specially targeting the illiterate and uneducated Tibetan people, he is communicating with those people in rural areas and the nomadic areas, communicating actual ground realties," said Tenzin Norgey, spokesperson of TCHRD.

Kalsang Tsultrim's video testimony also touches on the many recent events in Tibet and the Chinese Government's policies which allegedly led to the displacement of a large number of Tibetans in the name of development. (ANI)

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