Author Topic: COLLECTED ADDRESSES AND SAMPLE LETTERS TO HELP THE SANGHA - PLEASE WRITE TODAY!  (Read 5980 times)

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VARIOUS TRULY CARING FRIENDS HAVE FINALLY WOKEN ME UP TO THE FACT THAT PRAYING IS NOT ONLY CHANTING MANTRAS AND MEDITATION IS NOT ONLY SITTING STILL!
I THANK THEM ALL AND ASK ALL OF US TO PLEASE MAKE USE OF THE BELOW ADDRESSES AND SAMPLE LETTERS AS FAST AND VAST AS POSSIBLE. ALSO FORWARD THEM TO FRIENDS AND ASK THEM TO JOIN.
THIS IS WHAT WE USED TO DO AT AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL WHEN I WAS A KID. LET'S REGARD IT AS PRAYERS OF THE CONVENTIONAL DIMENSION IN WHICH WE ABIDE BY KARMA AND SEND OUT THOUSANDS OF 'PRAYER FLAGS' AS ABSOLUTELY SOON AS POSSIBLE TO WAKE UP AND HELP -

THANK YOU!!!


A Friend:

To those generous ones who are still willing to help our brothers, the monks, in the middle of noise, I will repeat the addresses of Indian authorities, and include the addresses of some Indian newspapers.

THE TIMES OF INDIA

Letters to the editor: [email protected]
Reader's grievances: [email protected] p.com


INDIAN EXPRESS

[email protected]


THE HINDUSTAN TIMES

[email protected]

http://www.indiapress.org/ge n/news.php/The_Hindustan_Tim es/400x60/0

[email protected]

DECCAN HERALD

Mr. D.B. Dutta, Vice President
Email: [email protected]
Education/ Government: [email protected]

STAR OF MYSORE
Send email to (Voice Of the Reader)

[email protected]


THE HINDU

Letters to the Editor
[email protected]



FOR THE PRIME MINISTER
http://pmindia.nic.in/write. htm

FOR THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, President of India
[email protected] <[email protected]>

FOR THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE
Please write to
Shri N.C.Goyal
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Culture
[email protected]

NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR MINORITIES
Fax 24693302, 24642645, 24698410
E-mail:[email protected]

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Jeff Ryan:

Below is a draft letter and addresses:

Shri Pranab Mukherjee
His Excellency the Foreign Minister of India.
Ministry of External Affairs
Govt. of India.
South Block, New Delhi 10011.

January 22, 2008


Your Excellency,

Requesting Intervention against Impending Religious and Social Unrest from Erupting in Mundgod and Bylakuppee Tibetan Settlements in India between 26th and February 9 in India.

We are submitting this petition out of grave concern to request you to direct that immediate steps be taken to take the situation under control. We are making this submission, as your Govt. is fully aware of this crisis since March 1996 through petitions continuously filed by the victims of this Tibetan crisis in your country.

From January 3 to 16 this month the Dalai Lama was in Karnataka State, which has the largest Tibetan refugee exile community in the world. In his public address which was broadcast on by VOA Tibetan language dept. (original recording and transcript enclosed), he declared that Tibetan monks and lay people who did not heed his ban announced in March 1996 on the worship of the Tibetan Buddhist deity Dorje Shugden should now be segregated, marginalized and expelled from the Tibetan exiled community.

His unilateral declaration was fine-tuned by Samdong Rinpoche, the Chairman of the Tibetan exile Kashag: On 26th January, Indian Independence Day, without any prior consultation with either the representatives of this minority religious group, or local Indian administration on such a wide-scale policy change in India, the local Tibetans are to hold a 'referendum' on whether this worship should be 'allowed' or not in Tibetan society. A committee headed by the local Tibetan representative is to implement this religious and ethnic cleansing between January 26 and February 9.

If the majority 'votes' against this worship, in accordance with the stand of the Dalai Lama himself as announced during this visit, these Tibetans are simply to be expelled from their monasteries, thrown out of their settlements, and expelled permanently from the Tibetan exile community as a whole. These worshippers, on the other hand, have not broken any law of the exile Tibetan community, any code of conduct of their monasteries, nor have they broken any law of India.

Each of these minority Tibetans are lawful resident in India, law-abiding and part and parcel of the Tibetan exile community. If thus 'expelled', they will not tolerate this grave injustice on their basic Human Rights including the freedom of religion as enshrined, preserved and guaranteed in the Constitution of India. This will result in deep social unrest which will destroy what Tibetans have been able to achieve in exile under the India's benevolence and protection.

These monks have coexisted in the monastery prior to the 1959 Chinese Communist occupation. They continue this great tradition both in Tibet and India until NOW.

The international community is deeply disturbed and alarmed by this religious apartheid and persecution for the past eleven years. The targeted religious minority in this case, has sent petition after petition for the past ten years to both the Union and State Govt.'s respective departments -instead of coming into the streets to embarrass anyone - so that the matter can be amicably resolved with grace and decorum. This time is running out. We, who share the same Buddhist religious faith, are deeply concerned as to what your Govt. is doing to redeem the situation.

In the light of this unilateral policy change and repression about to start on 26th January -the day when India marched to freedom and liberty from the yoke of suppression of liberty and independence, we ask you to kindly direct that the necessary
steps be taken to take full control of the situation, and thereafter take a thorough investigation into this grave matter for the benefit of one and all. The alternative is complete destruction of Human Rights and social harmony ion the Tibetan exile community in India.

With our warmest regards,

Sincerely,



Yours sincerely,



Ministers' list and address etc.


His Excellency Shri Manmohan Singh
The Honorable Prime Minister of India
Prime Minister's Office
Govt. of India
Room 152, South Block, New Delhi 110011
Tel. 0091 11 23012312
Fax: 23016857

Shri Pranab Mukherjee
His Excellency the Foreign Minister of India
Ministry of External Affairs
Govt.of India
South Block, New Delhi 110011
Tel. 0091 11 2301954/23012292/23017160
Fax: 23013945/23010889

Shri Shivraj Patil
His Excellency the Minister of Home Affairs
Govt. of India
North Block, New Delhi 110001
Tel. 0091 11 23092011/23092161
Fax: 23093750/23092763
www.mha.nic.in

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Alexis:

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,


(name)
(address)

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Namdrol:


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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Beggar, Alexis, Jeff and other writers, please write to other institutions. Create good letters, with brief explanations. In this case please say how journalism has involontarily created a wall of idolatry and protection for the Dalai Lama and his enterprise of religious persecution.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 09:27:17 PM »
Please friends,

I was told that VOICE OF AMERICA in Tibetan has been for years the tool the Dalai Lama used to indoctrinate Tibetans against the holy Protector.

Could we please write to VOICE OF AMERICA, all its addresses no matter where, now we have just to keep trying, someone might one day open his/her eyes and look in the matter.

With no hopes, but still doing what has to be done:

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In addition to Voice of America, Radio Free Asia Tibet and Voice of Tibet have also propogated only one side of this issue and we recently noticed that Voice of Tibet has gone so far as to edit the speeches by His Holiness the Dalai Lama removing important information that had not removed by the same speech aired on RFA.  They are informative yes, but also very one sided.

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