Sunday, December 09, 2007

Human Rights Day in Bombay (December 10, 2007)

dec 9th, 2007

here's wishing the tibetans a future where their civilization is not being decimated by a bunch of racist semitic-inspired han chinese.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Friends of Tibet <>
Date: Dec 6, 2007 10:21 AM
Subject: Human Rights Day in Bombay (December 10, 2007)
To: undisclosed-recipients

Human Rights Day in Bombay (December 10, 2007)

On the occasion of World Human Rights Day and the 18th anniversary of
awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, rights
groups will come together on December 10, 2007 to organise various
programmes in Bombay city. A function at Sharda Mangal Karyalaya at Dadar
organised by the Tibetan Residents Association in association with Dharma
Rain Centre and Friends of Tibet will be addressed by Venerable Geshe
Lhakdor, former official translator of the Dalai Lama who will be on a
week-long lecture series on Buddhism, in connection with "Buddha Dharma
Week". The function will be held at the Sharda Mangal Karyalaya, Sharda
Talkies, Lane adjacent to Dadar Fire Brigade Station, Dadar from 9am

In the evening, Dharma Rain Centre, Indian Committee for Cultural Freedom
and Friends of Tibet will jointly organise a Panel Discussion on "Human
Rights: Tibet, Burma and India" at the MC Ghia Hall, Rampart Row, K Dubash
Marg, Kalaghoda, Bombay at 6.30 pm. The speakers are Venerable Geshe
Lhakdor (Official translator of HH the Dalai Lama), Dr Ramu Manivannan
(Burma Expert), Yogesh Kamdar (National Vice President, People's Union for
Civil Liberties) and other panelists include Vijay Crishna (Industrialist
and Theatre Personality),  and CA Kallianpur (National Coordinator,
Friends of Tibet). The panel discussion will be moderated by Aspi Mistry
of Dharma Rain Centre.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Speakers & Panelists:
* Venerable Geshe Lhakdor has served His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama as
his official translator and religious assistant since 1989. He has
translated numerous books by His Holiness from English to Tibetan and from
Tibetan to English. He is also the Director of the Library of Tibetan
Works and Archives, Dharamshala.

* Yogesh Kamdar is a Bombay-based writer and the National Vice President
of the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

* Dr Ramu Manivannan is reader in political science at the Chennai
University, Dr Ramu is also the founder of Buddha Smiles, a program on
education, peace and development of children in India and the Burmese
refugee community living in India. He is a peace researcher and an

* Vijay Crishna is an industrialist, theatre personality and an avid
mountaineer - a person of many facets has done many exploratory trips to
the Chinese-occupied Tibet. He is the Managing Director of Godrej Upstream
and has been active in theater since 1965, taking occasional bit role in

* CA Kallianpur is a researcher on Tibet issue and the National
Coordinator of Friends of Tibet.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Organisations:
* The Dharma Rain Centre is contemplated as a resource centre that offers
a supportive environment to all those who are interested in exploring
Buddhist thought and practice. Presenting all the major Buddhist schools
and traditions, in a non-sectarian and non-denominational manner, its
vision includes dialogue and understanding between different schools of
Buddhism and interaction with other religious and scientific traditions.

* Indian Committee for Cultural Freedom (ICCF) was founded in 1951 as a
non-party organisation of scholars, writers, artists and scientists to
defend intellectual liberty, to cultivate a spirit of free enquiry and an
appreciation of the arts. Among its founding members were Jayaprakash
Narayan, Minoo Masani, Khushwant Singh, Tarkateerth Laxmanshastri Joshi
and Asoka Mehta.

. . . .
Friends of Tibet, PO Box: 16674, Bombay 400050, India
. . . . .
Friends of Tibet is a people's movement to keep alive the issue of Tibet
through direct action. Our activities are aimed at ending China's
occupation of Tibet and the suffering of the Tibetan people. Friends of
Tibet supports the continued struggle of the Tibetan people for
independence. To know more, visit:
. . . .

1 comment:

habc said...

Apparently the statement "quoted" on Sohrabuddin by Modi was cooked up by the ToiletPaper journalist. This is just like the bogus action/reaction statement attributed to him in 2002

Mr. Narendra Modi's reply to Election Commission

The basis of the complaint appears to be a report dated 5th December 2007 of the Times of India by one Shri Prashant Dayal. The relevant extract in the Times of India reads as under:

Modi…….you tell what should be done to Sohrabuddin?
People at the rally: Kill him, kill him.
Modi: Well, that is what I did. And I did what was necessary.”

The last sentence of the report of the Times of India has generated controversy in the whole nation. Television Channels and News Papers have made comments to the effect that I have stated that ‘Sohrabuddin got what he deserved’, or that ‘it is a confessional statement by me’ or that ‘Modi has justified a murder’. All other news papers cuttings which the Commission has taken into account are dated 6th December 2007, which do not report my speech delivered on 4th December, 2007 but are comments inspired by false imputation in the Times of India. This last sentence is not reflected in the CD as having been used by me.

I have since received the copy of CD on the evening of 7th December 2007 at 5.45 p.m. I find none of the above statements are contained in my speech as recorded in the CD. The .E.C. notice is issued on the basis of unverified and false media reports.

It is clear that Times of India’s article which began this controversy, invented my comment to the effect “Modi: Well that is what I did. And I did what was necessary”. The CD clearly indicates that this sentence was an invention of author and not the orator. The comments in the media that ‘Modi justified murder’ or that ‘he made confessional statement’ as being privy to murder or that Modi declared in the meeting that ‘Sohrabuddin got what he deserved’ do not find a mention in the CD. These are journalistic inventions intended to engineer a ‘Hate Modi’ campaign and not evidenced in the CD supplied by the Election Commission. My criticism in the media was concocted and engineered by this ‘Hate Modi’ Campaign. No where in my speech have I explicitly referred to the religion of any person. I have spoken against terrorism. It is not my speech but the complaint which assumes terrorism is linked to a religion.