Advertisement
Friday, May 27, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Students For A Free Tibet Demand Boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympic Games

The protesters stated the protest was aimed at sending a clear message to international organisations and governments to implement targeted sanctions against China. It further demanded that countries boycott the Beijing Olympics.

Students For A Free Tibet Demand Boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympic Games
Students For A Free Tibet Demand Boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympic Games
outlookindia.com
2021-10-19T19:14:29+05:30

Global grassroots network Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) held a demonstration at the main square of Mcleodganj against the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Tuesday. They protested wearing t-shirts that read "No Beijing 2022". They also raised their concerns about alleged human rights violations in China.

The development comes a day after the flame handover ceremony in ancient Olympia was held on Monday. As per an ancient Olympic tradition, the high priestess seeks the blessing of the Greek god, Apollo who in turn lights the flame which travels from Greece to the host nation as the most powerful emblem of the spirit of the Olympics. 

The protesters stated the protest was aimed at sending a clear message to international organisations and governments to implement targeted sanctions against China. It further demanded that countries boycott the Beijing Olympics. 

The Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) was founded in New York City in 1994 by a group of Tibetians and young students and supporters. The collective now claims to be present in over 35 countries. Borrowing on the critical roles students and young people have played in freedom struggles, the collective strives to reinforce the same to seek independence of Tibet from China. 

 

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement