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World Tibet Network News

Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Wednesday, January 21, 2004



5. "Tibet is Peace is Tibet"


News Update Five - Tibet at WSF

Mumbai, 20 January - "Tibet is Peace is Tibet" was the
message singed by one participant as Tibetans at the
World Social Forum (WSF) this morning brought white
clothes measuring to 230 metres to the venue to
collect signatures from participants to support the
appeal "Make Tibet a Zone of Peace and Non-Violence."
Thousands of participants rushed to sign the Tibetan
action with other messages calling for the "Release of
Panchen Lama" or "Free Tibet, China Go Home".

Yesterday afternoon, Mr. Pema Jungney, the speaker of
the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile delivered a statement
(www.tibet.net) to the World Parliamentary Forum (WPF)

which was received warmly by other parliamentarians.
Mr. Jungney who was registered to this Forum as a
representative of Tibet spend the entire day at the
WPF.

Before the Tibetans ended the day's activities, they
organised a candlelight vigil for world peace lasting
around 6 pm to last for several hours that was 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 final programme of the Tibetan Delegation today
will be the Human Rights briefing at the WSF venue.
Mr. Sulak Sivaraksha from Thailand will release the
annual human rights report for the year 2003 of the
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy which is
based in Dharamsala, northern India.

During the past few days, Tibetan delegates also came
across with several participants from China and Tibet.
Two of the Tibetans participants from Tibet claimed
that they belong to an environment organisation. But
the Tibetans from India doubted when seeing costly
publications and exhibit materials of this
organisation.


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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