Tibetans in the city to hold peaceful March 10 rally

Blogger Aqua writes about her experiences with the March 10 rallies since her childhood and why they’re important to her. March 10 is National Tibetan Uprising Day. It’s through Aqua that’s I’ve become more familiar with the Tibetan struggle and their peaceful struggle to regain their homeland.

Tomorrow is March 10th – the Tibetan National Uprising Day! On this day, 48 years ago, 300,000 Tibetans surrounded the Dalai Lama’s Norbulingkha Place in Lhasa, in order to protect him from an anticipated abduction or assassination plot by the Chinese. Tibetans risked their lives and came out to the streets to protect their beloved leader and to assert Tibet’s independence from China. China’s military response in the following days resulted in the uprising being crushed and the “wiping out” of 87,000 Tibetans within seven months. The Dalai Lama escaped to India and some 80,000 Tibetans followed him into exile.

Ever since then, March 10th has come to symbolize the Tibetan struggle for Freedom, and is a reminder of that eventful day in history, which changed the course of Tibet’s future, and of the lives of so many Tibetans and the Dalai Lama. Rallies and peace marches are held every year on March 10th by Tibetans living in exile all over the world.”
Read the complete post here.

A peaceful procession will commence from ChiklaBagh to Gandhi Park around 10 am. Later, a ceremony will be held around 12.30 pm with Narendra Babu, member of the Karnataka State Assembly presiding as Chief Guest.

1 Comment so far

  1. Aqua (unregistered) on March 10th, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

    thanks anita for posting this.

    yes, i attended the rally today and it was amazing to see so much energy and spirit abound there.

    Sadly there was hardly any press around to cover the march and the ceremony. news channels do gave it a miss i think.



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