Kashag appeals to Tibetans to stay committed to non-violence

Dharamshala: The Kashag and the Tibetan Solidarity Committee and particularly His Holiness the Dalai Lama have, since the beginning, appealed to all that whatever campaigns they initiate it should be non-violent and peaceful.

“We are proud to say that majority of the Tibetan people have responded to this appeal favourably,” stated Kashag in its appeal to Tibetans today, 10 April.

The Kashag would once again like to strongly appeal to all quarters of the Tibetan Diaspora to desist from any kind of violent methods, particularly to respect the law of host country and to ensure that the sentiments of the people of this nation are not hurt by our actions when the Olympic Torch relay passes through India on April 17, 2008.

Since March 10, 2008, Tibetans in all the three provinces of Tibet; Kham, Admo, and Utsang, have been peacefully protesting the unjust and repressive policies of Chinese government, even at the cost of their lives. Similarly, those Tibetans living outside of Tibet, whenever they are have all initiated peaceful campaigns in solidarity with our brethrens in Tibet and to protest the brutal Chinese crackdown of Tibetan demonstrators, the statement noted.