Commemoration of Women’s Uprising Day:

Not only that, a group of 36 women members representing six regional chapters of Tibetan Youth Congress from Northern India including Dharamshala, Poanta, Herbertput, Tsering Dhondenling, Rajpur and Manali took part in a demonstration in Delhi, led by Mrs. Tenzing Yangzom, Organization Secretary of TYC. The women stormed the Chinese Embassy at Chanakayapuri, New Delhi to commemorate the 49th National Women’s Uprising Day of Tibet.  With faces painted with the Tibetan National Flag they shouted anti- china slogans and sprayed the Embassy walls with ‘Free Tibet’ and other slogans in red paint. The demonstrators were collared by the Indian Police, dragged and pushed out from the Embassy compound after 40 minutes of continued protest.  A large number of police were already present in the Embassy and they were prepared to stop the demonstration.  Even then, amidst high security the women activists were able to protest for a long time and put their demands forward.  On the historic day of 12 March 1959, thousands of Tibetan women led by Kunsang gathered in Lhasa and displayed their gallant patriotism by putting their life on the line amidst the occupying forces to protest against China’s occupation of Tibet where Tibetan women chanted slogans of “Independence for Tibet” and thousand were crushed to death.

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