Dharamshala June 21: Today at Martyr statue in Tsuglag khang, SFT along with Gu-chu-sum Movement, National Democratic Party of Tibet, amd Tibetan Women’s Association staged an event of scarf offering to the Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima’s portrait as a symbol of opposing the Chinese Panchen Lama, who is initiating Kalachakra a sacred Buddhist ritual, in Tibet. Many Tibetans and Non-Tibetans gathered to support our cause.
China has recently announced that their dumy Pachen lama, Gyaltsen Norbu will initiate Kalachakra from July 21-24, at the official monastery of Panchen Lama, Shigatse. This is not the first time that China is interfering in Tiebtan religious affairs despite being atheist. Authorities have made compulsory for each Tibetan household to send two members to the Chinese government’s Kalachakra. This demonstrates China’s intensification of its persecution of Tibetans’ religious freedom.
It has been a 21 years since China abducted the real Pachen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who appears to be the youngest political prisoner. Despite the international human rights pressure and repeated appeal for his release, China remained silent on Pachen Lama’s whereabouts and his family. We will fight until China release our Pachen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.