On 22 March 2008, three members of Tibetan Parliament in exile, Mr. Karma Yeshi, Mr. Sertha Tsultrim and Mr. Dawa Tsering joined TCHRD’s Solidarity Movement launched to end killings, arbitrary arrests, inhumane torture and enforced disappearances in Tibet.
Later, hundreds of other Tibetans joined our movement by voluntarily tonsuring their heads in front of Main Temple gate, Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala. Our movement is now gaining a huge momentum as many more Tibetans and Tibet supporters in all parts of the world are tonsuring their heads to express their solidarity to those Tibetans who were killed, arbitrarily arrested and disappeared without traces since 10 March 2008 when the Tibetan people rose up against the Chinese rule in Tibet.
The movement was initially started by TCHRD on 20 March 2008, when male staff members tonsured their heads and female staff wore black bandana on forehead in front of local and international media to express our deepest fears, concerns and solidarity for Tibetans people who were shot dead in Tibet, arbitrarily arrested and hundred disappeared without any trace.
Our movement now goes international. We welcome Tibetans and Tibet supporters to join in our non-violent movement to highlight the grave human rights violation taking place inside Tibet and call for an immediate end to the killings, arbitrary arrests, inhumane torture and enforced disappearances of Tibetans.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SAVE TIBETANS:
1. Appeal your government to pressure the United Nations to immediately send a fact-finding mission to Tibet.
2. Write to your government to pressure China to put an end to the ongoing violent crackdown on the peaceful Tibetan demonstrators.
3. Urge your government to pressure China to allow independent foreign media into Tibet.
4. Stage peaceful solidarity activities in your area.
5. Ask your friends and colleagues to follow the current situation in Tibet through www.tchrd.org