(TibetanReview.net, Jul28, 2011) A meeting on the “essential aims and goals of restoring independence of Tibet” was held in Zurich on Jul 23-24, organized by the Tibetan Youth Congress and hosted by the Swiss-based Tibetan Youth Association Europe. It was meant to be part of a series of preliminary conferences to be also held in North America, East Asia and India in the run up to an “International Rangzen Conference”.
The meeting declared “total faith in His Holiness the Dalai Lama and respect for the Tibetan government in exile”. At the same time, however, it has noted that people who make unfounded criticisms of Rangzen (independence) advocates “should be confronted instantly by providing the clarity and insight and the value of propagating Rangzen”.
The delegates (which included TYC President Mr Tsewang Rigzin and former political prisoner Ms Ngawang Sangdrol) were reported to have also discussed ways to garner political will and support from host countries and governments for the cause of Tibet’s independence.