Students for Free Tibet (SFT) India organized a protest in Dharamshala, a city in India’s Himachal Pradesh state, on the occasion of the 99th founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), saying that although this is a day of celebration for China, it is a sad day for Tibet.
“Today we are here to protest against the Chinese Communist Party, specially the government itself, because 23rd of July marks the 99th anniversary of CPC Communist Party of China,” SFT Director, Rinzin said.
“Usually this is a day of celebration for the Chinese but as a Tibetan this is a sad moment for us because the very foundation of CPC is based on bloodshed and dictatorship that’s why we are here to protest. We did a banner action, we unfurled 30/50 feet banner which reads “Down with China, Tibet Independence India’s security and Free Tibet now” and we are here to request the Government of India to specifically raise the issue of Tibet. We also urge the Government of India to reject One China policy,” added Rinzin.
Tenzin Lobsang, SFT activist said, “We are here to unfurl banner action and we want to tell China and we are going to knock you out on 99 and we will not let you score 100. We are not going to give up till our last breath and this is the message for the whole world.”
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) claims that Tibet is an integral part of China. The Tibetan Government-in-Exile maintains that Tibet is an independent state under unlawful occupation.