Gangtok, November 22:
Tibetan Women’s Association (Central Executive Committee) has reached Sikkim with their campaign Boycott Beijing 2022. The team of Women’s association led by President of Tibetan Women’s Association Tenzing Dolma and General Secretary Kalsang Dolma had already met Rajya Sabha MP Hissey Lachungpa and apprised their issues and they are also planning to meet Sikkim lone Loksabha MP Indra Hang Subba to apprise their issues so that they raise same in the Parliament in upcoming session.
Kalsang Dolma, General Secretary, was born in the Capital city of Tibet called Lhasa. She did her schoolings from Tibetan Home School, Mussoorie now with Women’s Association shared we are appealing all for a boycott Beijing 2022 as a move to protest against China’s abuses of human rights and we recently also came to know through media that US President Joe Biden has announced the boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing according to media reports so our campaign going in a right direction.
When it was asked don’t you think that if tomorrow India also decided to diplomatically boycott the event then it will sour the relation between India and China then she said “i think it will not because specially after Covid 19 pandemic. Governments, civil society groups, and United Nations officials expressed growing concern over the Chinese government’s human rights violations in 2020 now world knows, everything is transparent specially post pandemic everything is clear and India is our second home so we are hopeful India will support shared President of Tibetan Women’s Association Tenzing Dolma today while addressing a presser in Gangtok capital of Sikkim which is very close China geographically.
But worth mentioning here is that, Penpa Tsering, President of the Tibetan government-in-exile in his visit to Sikkim had said “I cancelled my trip to Arunachal Pradesh because there was some border issue and 20th October also marks the Chinese aggression on India of 1962 and we don’t want to put India into any kind of embarrassment.
The Tibetan Women’s Association was founded in Lhasa on March 12, 1959, when Tibetan women from all three provinces of Tibet stood united for the first time in Tibetan history and challenged the brutal clampdown by the Chinese government. The Tibetan women engaged in peaceful resistance against the oppression and since have maintained steadfast presence in leading the non –violent struggle against the repressive Chinese regime. Their main convictions are Human rights for Tibetans inside Tibet, advocacy for lost Child of Tibet, HH the XI th Panchen Lama, Gedun Choekyi Nyima, genuine autonomy for Tibet by following the middle way approach and empowering the Tibetan society in exile.