Signing up to save lives

nov 19, 2011 11 Commenti da

DHARAMSHALA, November 19: The day when His Holiness the Dalai Lama told the BBC that he was “worried” about a possible backlash in Tibet against monks and nuns protesting China’s occupation of Tibet, an online petition urging international intervention in Tibet crossed the 500,000 mark, yesterday.

The Avaaz petition addressed to democratically elected leaders of numerous countries and global organistions draws attention to the rising number of Tibetans taking their lives through self-immolation in a “desperate cry to the world to stop the escalating Chinese crackdown.”

“As shocked citizens, we call on you to urgently send an independent high-level mission to the area and to speak out against the ongoing repression. Only coordinated and swift diplomatic action can stop this crisis,” the online petition says.

The International Tibet Network, a global coalition of Tibet and Tibet support groups, as part of their “ENOUGH” campaign calling for global diplomatic intervention to save Tibetan lives has also launched an online petition urging the “international community, to Stand Up for Tibet.”

Expressing fear that the growing trend of self-immolations which has witnessed 11 Tibetans set their bodies on fire since March this year, if left unchecked could spiral even further into a nation-wide crisis, the International Tibet Network is urging people all over the world to sign the petition and vow to stand up for Tibet.

In an email to Phayul, Alison Reynolds, Executive Director of the International Tibet Network, implored individuals to sign the two online actions for Tibet.

“Signing these actions will achieve two things: it will send an important signal to world governments that there is a significant body of international support for Tibet which should encourage them to put pressure on China, and will also tell those Tibetans enduring terrible hardships in Tibet that their situation is not forgotten,” said Alison.

The Avaaz community, an online advocacy organisation, campaigning in 15 languages, empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues.

An online petition drive by Avaaz in 2008 following the pan-Tibet peaceful uprisings garnered over 1 million signatories in seven days alone. The petition was later submitted to various world leaders.

fonte phayul.com

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11 Risposte to “Signing up to save lives”

  1. Lurdes Maria Marchett says:

    OK

  2. Javeria says:

    Hope tibet becomes free from thise stupid cruel chinese i will pray for every single person in tibet that they become free

  3. Eglée Barros says:

    All of us, we must help to save Tibet

  4. Cecilia Bowerman says:

    CHINA IS TIME TO LET TIBET GO. IS TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND LET THESE GREAT PEOPLE HAVE THE WAY OF LIFE AND THEIRE RELIGION. THANK YOU

  5. Sanjay says:

    chinese should leave the budhist monks alone they are not doing nothing they are living there lives plus if this carrys on they wont be no budhists and i think this should stop otherwise everyone needs to face china goverment soon as possible and fight for this or kill the chinese to show them how it feels like

  6. DEVDUTT DAVE says:

    CHINA SHOULD BE DESTROYED BEFORE THEY TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE WORLD

  7. TRAVERS says:

    A la Chine :
    Respectez la vie !
    Laissez le peuple tibétain en paix

  8. Burmaa Kaylin says:

    How long the WORLD will close their eyes on what is happening in Tibet. Tibet is one of few nations still under foreign oppression. TIBET MUST BE FREED!!!

  9. Iram says:

    Is not good to insult no one even if they have some diferent Ideologies but we can not stand and let them slave our brothers there is alwas a solution i i pray for them to choose the Gandhi solution

  10. Tara Dolma says:

    We fully support the noble cause of Tibet.

  11. Monica Hansen says:

    China, stop doing such politics, be content with the richness you already have and continue to share your wonderful ancient science and culture to the world. Tibet has the SAME RIGHT to exist, to survive like you, like all of us. There is no one able to see a complete beautiful world without China, nor without Tibet. China, you cannot kill the Tibetan Spirit – you know their Spirit, it is fearless, so nothing will make their Spirit step back, nothing, no force in this Universe! Now the great Indian spirit of Mahatma Gandhi comes in my mind… He is still alive and always will be, as the same goes with the Tibetan great masters, with all the Tibetan nation! Gandhi. I pledge for the whole Chinese nation to merge together and to not allow their political leaders go on with this genocide… I am with, near, along, besides Tibet, Tibetan nation, Tibetan culture, traditions, science, always. With blessings, love and compassion…OM MANI PADME HUM…..

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