On 2nd October 2016, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a group of eight Tibetans on about five bikes and one car left for Dharamsala. The members of the group belonging to the Tibetan Peoples Movement for Middle Way Approach are travelling from southern India to the northern Indian city of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh which is also the seat of His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet.
The endeavour of the members of the group is to awaken and enlighten the people across India and the world regarding the idea of the Middle way policy, which is also being followed by the Central Tibetan Administration.
As Dr. Lobsang Sanagay’s message states on the website of the CTA that “The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) is deeply committed to the Middle Way Approach and will continue to build upon the foundation laid by previous administrations so that freedom may soon be restored in Tibet”.
The Tibetan people’s movement for the Middle Way Approach is an organization dedicated towards the propagation of the Middle Way Approach.
The president of the group, Tenzin Tsondue, while talking to Arnav Anjaria, Editor in Chief of The Arachneeed Journal, asserted his commitment towards the middle way approach and urged the world leaders for a peaceful resolution of the Tibetan issue while addressing a press conference at Hyderabad press club.
Today the group reached Hyderabad where a special welcome was organised by the members of the Gtoskpa, Mr. Phula, the current president along with former office bearers of the organization such as Mr Lodoe Gyaltsen, Ms. Yongdue Agtsutsang and Geleg la. The special guest for the event was Dr MN Rajesh from the University of Hyderabad.
The group is scheduled to travel 3000 kilometres, the car accompanying the bikers carries a picture of the Dalai Lama along-with the Tibetan flag and the Indian tricolour.
The larger message that the group seeks to put forward is the idea of world peace, when they reach Delhi they are scheduled to visit the offices of the United Nations and also the Chinese embassy in order to put forward their plea and the appeal of the Tibetan people for the Middle Way policy of the Central Tibetan Administration.
While a large section of the Tibetan people, vouch for total independence of Tibet from China, the Rangzen, there are also those within the Tibetan Diaspora who wholeheartedly stand by the Dalai Lama’s plea for Genuine Autonomy for the Tibetans inside Tibet.
The Middle way approach essentially asks for a one country two system, and is considered to be legally feasible within the contours of the Chinese constitution, China has already granted autonomy to the people of Hong Kong and the Tibetans according to the Middle Way approach seem to be asking nothing beyond what already exists.
from the desk of The Arachneed
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