(TibetanReview.net, Mar11, 2014) – Fifty-five activists of the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) concluded on Mar 9 a month-long march over more than 500 km from the north Indian hill town of Dharamsala to capital New Delhi in the run up to the 55th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day Mar 10. The group is demanding the release of all political prisoners in Chinese ruled Tibet, opening up of Tibet to the international media and the addressing of the aspirations of the 127 self-immolators in Tibet thus far since Feb 2009.
The marchers were welcomed at the TCV Day School at the Majnu-Ka-Tilla Tibetan colony by Tibetans and Indian supporters. The march officially concluded at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, on Mar 10.
On the following day, the group will submit an appeal letter to the United Nations Information Centre and also attempt to present a memorandum outlining their demands to the Chinese Embassy. It will also submit appeals to other foreign embassies in the city.
TYC is the largest non-governmental Tibetan group and it campaigns for Tibet’s complete independence, as against the official exile Tibetan policy of seeking a semblance of autonomy for an ethnographically united Tibet under Chinese rule.