Tsedor, who is the founder of Youth Volunteer For Free Tibet, told media persons here on Tuesday that several Tibetan students in Mangalore are taking part in a signature campaign undertaken by the YVFT to highlight the alleged human rights violation in Tibet.
“187 Tibetan students living in Mangalore were taking part in the campaign, which began on Tuesday and would go on for three days”, he said.
Tsedor and his team had embarked on all India Tibet awareness and support campaign on March 10, this year-the 53rd Tibetan National Uprising day-at Dharamsala, the seat of Tibetan Government-in-exile.
As part of his signature campaign he remains blindfolded every day from 9am to 5pm, bearing a message on his eyes: “Wake up, UN”
Tsedor’s feet are scarred after his attempt to immolate himself in front of the Chinese embassy in Delhi in 2008. "Every Tibetan dreams that he is going to return to Tibet in his lifetime and we believe that justice and truth shall prevail," he says. He says it is out of sheer desperation that Tibetans immolate themselves in protest against the Chinese aggression.
“We represent the free voice of the desperate yet bold non-violent calls by young Tibetans inside Tibet to alert the world about the ongoing atrocities being committed by the People’s Republic of China,” he said, while appealing support from the people in this part of the country.
“We are gravely concerned about the deteriorating situation inside Tibet, which is leading Tibetans to feel so desperate and frustrated that they are taking to such extreme acts,” he said.
“We appeal to the world leaders and United Nations to wake up and do something about it. Arab nations are not the only one, even Tibet is burning but for sure we don’t have the fuel but we have the spirit of truth and 53 years of non-violent movement on our side. It is ethically right and moral responsibility for the sane people world over to support and seek justice for Tibet,” he said.