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All India Tibetan College Students' Mass Movement Gains Momentum

June 1, 2008

Tenzin Sangmo
May 29, 2008

The Student Body Movement is making their presence felt in the Indian
Capital. Some call them the warriors of peace and harmony in face of
monstrosity and heinous crimes committed by the Communist Party of
China. Other says they are Tibet's answer to the youth of China who
are brainwashed and cocooned in their thoughts with blind faith in
their infamous government. Refusing to remain complacent they have
taken matters in their own hands. Keeping in mind their youthful
initiative they hope to generate awareness among young people urging
them to come together in this hour of need. The first ever movement
of this dimension, Tibetan students studying in various regions of
India including Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad,
Mangalore, Varanasi and others have gathered to express their
distress and concern on the ongoing crackdown in Tibet.
Stationed in Delhi for the last ten days or so, the AITCSMM has
exploited every means in furthering the Tibetan struggle. Though
young,they are not faltered by their vernal disposition. With every
inch of determination these young freedom fighters have set in motion
a flurry of activities ever since their arrival. Starting with daily
programs set forth to meet their targets the students have organized
press conferences, workshops, peace marches, prayer sessions,
discussions, approached major international bodies, distributed
pamphlets at traffic intersections and University areas and have also
invited eminent guests and subject experts to speak on the Tibet
crisis. Guest speakers and staunch supporters over the days included
Former Defense Minister George Fernandez, Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche,
Gandhian Rajiv Vohra, Actress Nafisa Ali, Dr. Anand Kumar, Kalon
Tenpa Tsering and T.D Singh among others.

Keeping in line with their effort, the 11th day of the Movement
brought their struggle to the Tibetan Settlement of Majnu Ka Tilla in
Delhi today. Students in their trademark white T-shirts reading 'A
New Generation Awakens' gathered at the Tibetan Day School and
presented two skits. Depicting the real life struggle of those in
Tibet, living a puppet life in their own land at the mercy of the PLA
was portrayed aptly by the characters. The second act was that of the
events leading to the March 14 unrest in the Capital of Lhasa where
peaceful demonstrators were brutally subdued and incarcerated by the
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