Mysuru: Around 200 members of Regional Tibetan Women’s Association and Tibetan Youth Congress, Bylakuppe, Hunsur and Kollegal, took out a peaceful protest march in city on Wednesday to observe the 22nd anniversary of the ‘disappearance’ of the 11th Panchen Lama.
The protestors, who assembled at Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple, took out a silent march to the DC’s office via Gandhi Square, Dufferin Clock Tower, Santhepet, Devaraj Urs Road, JLB Road and Hunsur Road.
Tenzin Dolma, President of the Regional Tibetan Women’s Association, said that the rally marks the 22nd anniversary of the abduction and disappearance of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedun Choekyi Nyima who was abducted by the Chinese government when he was only six- years-old.
She said that the Chinese Government must reply to the queries of Panchen Lama’s whereabouts, his health and spiritual education and also, release him and all other political prisoners immediately.
The protestors urged the UN and the Chinese government to respect the rights and freedom of the Tibetan people.
They later submitted a memorandum, addressed to the Prime Minister, through the Deputy Commissioner.