On Sunday, a three-person delegation from the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) met with civil society representatives in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, and made accusations that China was committing cultural genocide in Tibet. They went looking for help from regular people to fight back against it.
Youdon Aukatsang, a member of the unicameral, the highest legislative organ of the Central Tibetan Administration of the government-in-exile of Tibet, addressed civil society members at the Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD) here on Sunday evening, explaining the current situation in Tibet and asserting that Tibet also mattered for India, which was having border problems with the China.
Youdon Aukatsang, who maintains Tibet was never a part of China, made the following statement: “Chinese are behaving aggressively in Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh, and other border areas of India to put pressure on New Delhi so that it refrains from supporting the Tibetan cause.”
Together with Geshi Monlam Tharchin and Tashi Dhondup, Aukatsang has been working to draw attention to the deteriorating conditions in Tibet as a result of the Chinese government.
The Tibetan administration was autonomous from 1930 to 1950,” Aukatsang said. However, following the Chinese invasion, we no longer stand on our own two feet, and our fundamental identity is in jeopardy. Young Tibetans are being kidnapped by the Chinese government and brainwashed there. The Chinese government is making concerted efforts to eradicate Tibetan society, religion, and culture.
She lobbied Sujit Kumar, a member of the Rajya Sabha and the parliamentary forum’s convenor, to raise the matter there. That India “should try to assert itself,” she remarked.
Aukatsang, after thanking India, remarked, “After India, it’s Japan which has supported the Tibetan cause.”
Sujit Kumar, a member of the Rajya Sabha, recently said, “Everyone knows that Tibet was never a part of China.” However, several mistakes in the past have led to Tibet being treated as if it were a province of China. The United States and the rest of the world were mute while Chinese aggression occurred.
Sujit Kumar said, “The community has never been in conflict with the locals.” Chandragiri is a Tibetan settlement in the Gajapati district of Odisha. The population of the town is close to 3,200 people.
The 45-person Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE) is headquartered in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, and speaks for roughly 60 lakh Tibetans.
As part of their lobbying mission, the team will be meeting with students, intellectuals, and the governor of Odisha.
China has ruled over the whole Tibetan Plateau since it annexed the region in 1951. In 1959, the administration of Tibet, headed by the 14th Dalai Lama, was exiled to India.
The delegation is advocating for demilitarization of Tibet and full autonomy for the region.
Also, they spoke out against Chinese meddling in the Dalai Lama’s succession.