DHARAMSHALA: Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Khenpo Sonam Tenphel released a book authored by Tibetan activist Lingtsa Tseten Dorjee. The book is published by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy at Norbu House, Mcloed Ganj on 28 November 2016.
Speaking about the author at the book launch, Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel said, “after witnessing the tragic situation of Tibet in a documentary on China’s occupation of Tibet in 1993, the devastated young man made up his mind to flee his homeland and start a peaceful struggle from exile to call for freedom in Tibet and the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet.”
The Speaker further mentioned several approaches of peaceful freedom struggle employable by both individuals and any administrations including hunger strikes, peace march, publications.
Commenting on the peace march initiated by the author, he added, “Lingtsa Tseten Dorjee has shown his firm commitment to peace and has always resorted to peaceful means of activism.
Despite receiving major criticisms and discussions following his first ‘Peace March from Dharamshala to Tibet on 10 March 2012 which also got him imprisoned in Nepal for nine months, he made a second attempt on 10 March 2013 which led to his disappearance in June 2013.”
He further recalled his recent meeting with the author’s wife and children, and expressed concern towards the distressed family.