Tibetan Youth Congress calls for boycott of Beijing 2022 Olympics

Bangalore, December 10 (IANS): The Tibetan Regional Youth Congress (RTYC) organized a bicycle rally from Bengaluru to New Delhi, the national capital, with a call to boycott the Beijing 2022 Olympics condemning Chinese aggression.

The cycling rally will be signaled on Friday on the occasion of World Human Rights Day.

The aim of the cycling rally is to draw international attention to the gross human rights violations committed by China in Tibet and East Turkestan (Xinjiang) which have been under Chinese occupation.

“We call on and appeal to the basic human conscience of all people and boycott the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games as an expression of solidarity with the people of Tibet, Xinjiang, South Mongolia and Hong Kong who are suffering of Chinese repression and oppression, ”RTYC Chairman Tsering said. Chomphel said.

Although sport should ideally be kept out of politics in normal times, however, the atrocities committed by the Chinese against Tibetans and Uyghurs in the form of increased deaths in police custody, torture, Enforced sterilizations, enforced disappearances, genocides and operations of mass concentration camps raise fundamental questions about the basic principles of humanity, he said.

“We cannot and must take sport away from basic moral principles. The international community cannot continue as if nothing has happened with China regarding its repressions inside the country and its attacks abroad since the United States. Himalayan borders from India to Taiwan and the South China Sea, ”he said.

The world had already given the opportunity to China to host the Olympic Games in 2008 with the hope that the same opportunity will be a gradual impetus for the Chinese leadership to improve the human rights situation, but the Chinese government did the opposite of what the international community had done. expected from him, he explained.

“The International Olympic Committee is fully complicit in the ongoing cultural genocide and systematic repression in Tibet and Xinjiang by not raising the same problem with China,” he said.

“We call on all relevant international governments, NGOs, businesses and athletes to boycott the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games in order to hold China accountable for its gross human rights violations. The international community should shine the spotlight on China’s horrific human records in Tibet and Xinjiang, instead of letting China whitewash its crimes against humanity, including genocide and repression, he said. .

International events like the Olympics should be a celebration of human brotherhood, freedom and dignity and should never be sold as a platform for a totalitarian and imperialist regime to whitewash crimes against humanity, he asked.