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World Tibet Network News

Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

4. Tibet Signature Campaign Draws Many at WSF (TN)


January 20, 2004 Mumbai, January 20 - "Tibet is Peace
is Tibet" was one of the messages signed by
participants as Tibetans at the World Social Forum
(WSF) took signatures from participants on a 230 metre
long white cloth seeking support to their appeal "Make
Tibet a Zone of Peace and Non-Violence." Thousands of
participants thronged to sign and make their voices
heard along with other messages calling for the
"Release of Panchen Lama", "Free Tibet, China Go Home"

Yesterday's statement of Mr. Pema Jungney, the speaker
of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile ( to
the World Parliamentary Forum (WPF) was received
warmly by the parliamentarians. Mr. Jungney who was
registered to this Forum as a representative of Tibet
spent the entire day at the WPF.

A candlelight vigil for world peace was organised by
the Tibetans and joined by WSF participants with joy
and prayers. Tibetan children again performed at one
of the WSF events finishing their cultural show with a
Hindi song about the struggle of the Tibetan people.
The Tibetans will attend the closing ceremony of the
Intercontinental Youth Camp this afternoon to show
their solidarity with the aspiration of the youths in
this world.

The highlight of the Tibetan Delegation's activity
today is the Human Rights briefing at the WSF venue.
Noted Buddhist scholar Sulak Sivaraksha from Thailand
will release the annual human rights report for the
year 2003 of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and
Democracy, Dharamsala, northern India.

During the past few days, Tibetan delegates also came
across several participants from China and Tibet. The
extravagant publications and exhibit materials
displayed by two Tibetans from Tibet cast doubts over
their claim of belonging to an environment

Articles in this Issue:
  1. French Tibet expert to boycott Chinese president's parliament speech (AFP)
  2. Tibetans seek to broaden support base at anti-globalisation forum (AFP)
  3. Tibetans protest exclusion at lawmakers session of anti-globalisation forum (AFP)
  4. Tibet Signature Campaign Draws Many at WSF (TN)
  5. "Tibet is Peace is Tibet"
  6. Tibetans Speak Softly But Hope China Hears (IPS)
  7. “Shaping the Future of Tibet” A conference on Self-Determination & Individual Activism

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