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Alexis

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Draft letter to the Indian Government
« on: January 26, 2008, 09:03:53 PM »
I'm sure you will be able to make it better with your native english. Forgive the lack of style and alarmist tone, it was drafted in 15 minutes with the intent of stirring things up! Add a little salt here and some masala there and you can have your own letter in 2 min. Here it is:

To the Hon. Prime Minister of India (or minister of Culture, etc., etc.),

It is with shock and dismay that I am witnessing the Indian Constitution and basic Human Rights being violated in the Tibetan settlements in South India. The Tibetan Government in Exile has been trying to eradicate a religious minority within the Tibetan refugees camps for almost twelve years now (since 1996). Monks are being expelled from monasteries for their worship of the deity Dorje Shugden, a deity that the Dalai-Lama has himself worshipped in the past alongside with his own Gurus. Please know this practice comes from Tibet and is over 300 years old.

I cannot understand why a democracy like India with laws against deity persecution and with a reputation for protecting human rights is allowing such a ‘which hunt’ and human rights violations to take place. Let me tell you, dear Sir, that your silence on this issue is not in line with either the laws of your country or international standards in such matters.

The Tibetan Government in Exile has organized a shamefull referendum on this issue. Can you tell me, sir, which democratic country would allow a referendum to take place in which a majority would vote on a minority religion? Would you hold a referendum on one of your religious minority in order to dissociate the Indian Government with this minority? Would you hold a referendum to cut funding and services to this minority? Would a referendum on Apartheid make Apartheid more acceptable?

I sincerely hope, Sir, that you will act decisively on this issue and stop the illegal actions of the Dalai-Lama and Tibetan Government in Exile immediately. This is happening in your country sir and your are responsible for it.

Sincerely,


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We need to write to exile tibetan govt and representatives also.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008, 10:30:34 PM »
Letters must be written to the Tibetan Govt in exile in India. As well as the Dalai Lama's representatives in Each country they have offices, for example Tibet House, New York, etc etc.

They must know that foreigners and outsiders understand EXACLTY WHAT THEY ARE DOING. They depend on foreign sponsorship and donations to survive, so foreign opinion will weigh heavily.

Can someone draft a letter and provide the email addresses as well as postal addresses for us to send to please?
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Re: Draft letter to the Indian Government
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008, 11:04:45 PM »
 ;)

Alexis, you made my day!



Thank you from the heart, très cher ami!




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Re: Draft letter to the Indian Government
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008, 11:08:52 PM »
Dearest mountains:

Don't you worry, they know exactly what we think and what we are doing. Did you forget the sudden "salutation" we had from the Kalon Tripa?
I only pray that this website is protected!


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Re: Draft letter to the Indian Government
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008, 05:21:46 AM »
Here are some useful Tibetan government addresses to write to:

Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
10 Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IV
New Delhi 110024
INDIA
Tel: (91-11) 26474798; 26479737; Fax: (91-11) 26461914
e-mail: [email protected]
Representative: Kasur Tempa Tsering
Secretary: Mrs. Kalsang Y. Dagpo
 
The Office of Tibet
241 East 32nd Street
New York, NY 10016
U.S.A.
Tel: (1-212) 213-5010; Fax: (1-212) 779-9245
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.tibetoffice.org
Representative: Kasur Tashi Wangdi
 
 
The Office of Tibet
Hayama Building, No.5 (5F)
5-11-30 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku
Tokyo -160
JAPAN
Tel: (81-3) 3353-4094/3355-6213; Fax: (81-3) 3225-8013
e-mail: [email protected]
website: Website in Japanese
Representative: Mr. Lhakpa Tsoko
Secretary: Mr. Tsewang Gyalpo
 
 
 
The Office of Tibet
Tibet House
1 Culworth Street
London NW8 7AF
U.K.
Tel: 0044-20-7722 5378; Fax: 0044-20-7722 0362 
e-mail: [email protected]
website: www.tibet.com 
Representative: Mr. Tsering Tashi
 
 
 
The Tibet Bureau
Place de la Navigation 10
1201 Geneva
SWITZERLAND
Tel: (41-22) 738-7940; Fax: (41-22) 738-7941
e-mail: [email protected] 
website: www.tibetoffice.ch
Representative: Mr. Kelsang Gyaltsen
Secretary: Mr. Tenzin Samphel
 
 
Tibet Culture & Information Centre
Post Box No 161
Moscow 127009
RUSSIA
Tel/Fax: (7-499) 5034103
e-mail: [email protected] 
website: www.savetibet.ru
Representative: Mr. Tashi / Dr. Nawang Rabgyal
Tel/Fax: 007-499-503-4103
Bureau du Tibet
84 BD Adophe Pinard
75014 Paris
FRANCE
Tel: (33-1) 46-56-54-53; Fax: (33-1) 46-56-08-18
e-mail: : [email protected]
Representative: Mr. Jampal Chosang
Secretary: Mr. Wangpo Bashi
 
 
*Bureau du Tibet
Avenue des Arts, 24
B-1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Tel: +32-2-280-4922; Fax: +32-2-280-2944
Email: [email protected]
*Note: With effect from 1 April 2005 the Brussels office has been merged with Bureau du Tibet, Paris, as the European Union Coordination Office. 
Office coordinator: Ms. Tenzin Wangmo
 
 
Tibet Information Office
14 Napier Close
Deakin, ACT 2600, Canberra
AUSTRALIA
Tel: (61-6) 285 4046; Fax: (61-6) 282 4301
e-mail: [email protected]
Representative: Mr Tenzin P. Atisha
Secretary: Mr. Ngodup Gyaltsen
 
 
 
The Office of Tibet
P.O. Box 16812
Lyttelton 0140, Pretoria
SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: (27) 12-664 1194; Fax: (27) 12-664 1193
e-mail: [email protected]
Representative: Mr. Sonam Tenzin
Secretary: Mrs. Dorjee Dolma
 
 
 
Tibet Religious Foundation of H.H. the Dalai Lama
10th Fl. - 4 & 5 No. 189
Sector 2, Keelung Road
Taipei - Taiwan
ROC
Tel: (886)-2-27360366; Fax: (886)-2-23779163
e-mail: [email protected]
Managing Director: Mr. Tsegyam
 
 
 
Office of the Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
1825 Jefferson Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
U.S.A.
Tel: (1-202) 785-1515; Fax: (1-202) 375-4389
e-mail: [email protected]
Special Envoy: Kasur Lodi G Gyari

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Re: Draft letter to the Indian Government
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2008, 08:48:11 AM »
Dear Caring Namdrol,

Thank you for providing the much needed addresses and contacts. I will write in. I hope and request everyone else to do so. What is there to lose, but only gain. Thank you for your speed in posting it Namdrol.



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Re: Draft letter to the Indian Government
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2008, 11:43:36 AM »
Don't forget to CC the message to National Front for Unification of China

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Re: Draft letter to the Indian Government
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2008, 12:15:47 PM »
Dear Realistic,

Who are the National Front for Unification of China???

Where is their location and contacts??