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Taipei [Taiwan], February 28 (ANI): The Tibetan Uprising Day, noticed yearly on March 10, will mark the 62nd anniversary this yr to commemorate the 1959 Tibetan peaceable rebellion towards Communist China‘s repression within the Tibetan capital of Lhasa.
In accordance with The Taiwan Instances, around the globe, Tibetans and their supporters bear in mind and pay tribute to all those that have sacrificed their lives for Tibet’s struggle.
Tibet was a sovereign state earlier than China‘s invasion in 1950 when the Folks’s Liberation Military (PLA) entered northern Tibet.
In 1951, a 17 Level Settlement was pressured upon the Tibetans by the Chinese language Authorities. By 1958, it was clear that they’d no intention of securing the preservation of Tibetan autonomy and establishments.
Many Tibetans tried escaping the communist persecution by going to India, however solely a small proportion really survived the tough situations of the journey, reported The Taiwan Instances.
It additional reported that the rebellion in Lhasa was triggered by concern of a plot to kidnap His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.
Chinese language army officers invited 14th Dalai Lama to go to the Folks’s Liberation Military (PLA) headquarters for a theatrical efficiency and official tea and he was instructed to return alone that no Tibetan army bodyguards or personnel could be allowed previous the perimeters of the army camp.
On March 10, fearing for the 14th Dalai Lama’s life, 300,000 loyal Tibetans surrounded Norbulinka Palace, the summer season palace of the Dalai Lama in Lhasa, stopping the Dalai Lama from accepting the PLA’s invitation.
After the crowds refused orders to go away the compound, the PLA launched an assault, killing hundreds of harmless civilians who had been solely defending their chief.
The Tibetans had been hopelessly outnumbered and solely seven days later, fearing for the lives of his folks, the 14th Dalai Lama escaped to India and took refuge together with round 80,000 different Tibetans.
By March 17th, Chinese language artillery was aimed on the palace and within the ensuing melee ended up killing 87,000 Tibetans with many extra arrested or deported to labour camps, reported The Taiwan Instances.
That day modified the historical past of Tibet and is marked as probably the most brutal and barbaric day on a part of China, resulting in the loss of life and imprisonment of lots of of hundreds of Tibetans.
In the meantime, March 10 can also be thought to be ‘Tibetan Martyrs’ Day’, devoted to the patriotism of the heroic women and men of Tibet.
1000’s of individuals died, monks had been arrested or executed, and monasteries and temples across the metropolis had been looted or destroyed.
Regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tibetans all around the world commemorated the 61st anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising Day (March 10th, 2020).
Furthermore, members of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) organised a bike rally in New Delhi on the event of the 61st anniversary of their Rebellion Day towards China.
Protests and occasions had been organised by the Tibetans the world over. In Sydney and Bern, Tibetans and their supporters marched by way of the streets following a public gathering occasion.
The worldwide group, nevertheless, has ignored the genocide and exploitation Tibet has skilled over the past seven many years. Highly effective nations have made their peace with China for geopolitical and financial causes. Within the course of, Tibetans have suffered so much, reported The Taiwan Instances.
For greater than sixty years, Tibetans, regardless of being disadvantaged of freedom and residing in concern and insecurity, have been capable of keep their distinctive Tibetan identification and cultural values.
Following this, Tibetans are nonetheless demanding independence and the liberty to talk their language, apply their Buddhist faith, and stay freely in their very own nation. (ANI)