August 21, 2006

Tibet: TYC Members Released from Tihar Jail

Thirty Tibetan Youth Congress members who were detained at the Parliament Police station for protesting against the visit of Chinese delegations were released on 19th august 2006 by the Special Executive Magistrate Court
Thirty Tibetan Youth Congress members who were detained at the Parliament Police station Under Section 107/151 Cr.Pc. for protesting against the visit of Chinese delegations were released on 19th august 2006 by the Special Executive Magistrate Court.

On the 17th august, the magistrate has to reconsider his verdict and compelled to issue a Jail warrant against TYC Members mainly under the pressure from Indian CID Mr. Arjun Singh, who rushed into the court and questioned the Special Executive Magistrate's verdict to release all the 30 members without being arrested. He appealed the Magistrate to verify the names, addresses of the TYC Student members and warned of further protest if we were released as per the first verdict on 17 th august. Mr. Dhondup Dorjee Information Secretary of TYC said "I know Mr. Arjun Singh for a couple of years and his main duties were to keep an eye on Tibetan Activities and inform the concerned Indian department and police forces of our activities.

But in the recent times, his repeated attempt to derail our campaigns and activities surprised me personally and sadden our Tibetan brothers and sisters. I feel it's his duty as an Indian CID to get the information's prior to our activities rather than expecting us to inform him of our activities by resorting to such a childish act."
All the 30 members were greeted by the Tibetans in Delhi outside Tihar Jail at around 10:00 pm on 19th august and raised anti China slogans for a while. Sameyling (MT) camp leader Gyakpon Phuntsok Rinchen lak, Mr. Sangay Tenzin, president of Tibetan Freedom Movement, Mrs. Rinchen Norzom, president of Regional women's association, president of Guest house and restaurant association and RTYC Sameyling executive members greeted the members with Tibetan scarf and offered juices. Gyakpon la encouraged the TYC student members with his patriotic speeches and asked the students to keep moving ahead till we achieve our independence.

RTYC Student executive members of Rohini and Executive Members of Student Council organized a welcome reception function at Youth Hostel auditorium at around 11:30 pm. Mr. Dhondup Dorjee spoke on behalf of the TYC centrex members to the hall packed audience. Every student in the auditorium maintained a pin drop silence till the end and were moved by the experiences shared by the participants during their stay in Tihar Jail. In the end, all the TYC Student members in the auditorium gave a standing ovation to a Ladhaki Student for his support and taking part during the campaign.

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