Monday, March 14, 2016

March 14 | Day of Action for Rivers

On March 14, International Day of Action for Rivers, SFT-India Campaigns Director and Program Coordinator went to the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati to raise awareness of the deteriorating condition of Tibet's rivers, especially Yarlung Tsangpo which flows into India and Bangladesh. Along with students from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, they [...]

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Lhakar Series | Free Shokjang: Arrested for Writing the Truth

We are shocked to learn that 32-year old Tibetan writer and intellectual Druk-lo (Shokjang) has been sentenced to three years in Chinese prison on February 17, 2016. Shokjang was arrested in Rebkong (ch: Tongren County, Qinghai Province), Tibet on March 19, 2015, and held in Tongren Prison without being charged. [...]

Friday, December 11, 2015

Khenpo Kartse|Promoting Language Is Not A Crime

Students for a Free Tibet-India observed December 10 World Human Rights Day in Dharamsala through an interactive community action in front of the Dalai Lama’s Temple here in Mcleodganj. The action was conceptualized to highlight the more than 2,000 political prisoners in Tibet in stark irony with the UN’s Theme [...]

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

7 Reasons the Future of Our Rivers is at Stake

As rivers all over the world are under serious threat due to heavy damming, deforestation, mining, increased consumption for industrial activities and agriculture, the situation in Tibet is no different. However, it is the Chinese government that is reaping the benefits of Tibet’s generous bounty, while the local Tibetans are [...]

Thursday, September 17, 2015

It’s Time for Obama to Confront Xi on Tibet and Human Rights

by Lhadon Tethong, Tibetan Independence Activist and Director, Tibet Action Institute. Article published on The Huffington Post on 14 September 2015. Feng Li/Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping will be in the U.S. for his first official state visit later this month. As President Obama prepares to receive [...]

Friday, May 22, 2015

China’s Worst Kept Secret: 5 Facts About the Abduction of Tibet’s Panchen Lama

 By Dorjee Tseten, Asia Director, Students for a Free Tibet. Article Published on The Huffington Post, 22 May 2015 For a small town tucked away in the Himalayan foothills, Dharamsala attracts a surprising number of tourists and travelers from around the world. One popular destination in Dharamsala is the Dalai [...]

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Save Tenzin: Urgent Medical Parole for Tenzin Delek Rinpoche

April 7, 2015 marked 13 years since Tenzin Delek Rinpoche's arrest. Rinpoche is a respected Buddhist teacher and Tibetan community leader who has been a prisoner of the Chinese state. Every day he spends in prison is one day too many.  On April 7, SFT and Tibet groups took  action [...]