Memo from Jantar Mantar – Killings in Lhasa, Unrest in Delhi
Amidst the city’s Tibetan citizens.
[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]
Red-robed lamas, apple-cheeked girls and the Tibetan flag. Also: fists, frowns, and slogans.
In that side of the Himalayas, Chinese are killing Tibetans. Violence in Lhasa has left 80 dead. In this side, Tibetan refugees have gathered at Jantar Mantar, Delhi’s Tian Mien square. Most are young born-in-India Tibetans whose parents and grand parents had escaped here after China invaded the Buddhist nation in 1959. Today these angry people are demanding freedom. But who will take them seriously? They don’t have suicide bombers.
Cry, my beloved country
All together – young ‘n’ old
Read me, again
Here’s how you can support Tibet’s cause
Please visit the online petition, ‘We, the people of India, support the people of Tibet’ at http://www.petitiononline.com/indtib35/petition.html and take a moment to read the petition statement. If you feel moved to, please sign the petition. Once we have enough signatures, the petition will be sent to the official email addresses of the government of India.