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IUSY World Congress’ Resolution reaffirms Tibet as an independent state

January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dharamsala, January 29: A resolution on Tibet adopted at the 27th World
Congress of the International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) reaffirms
Tibet as an independent State and condemns the illegal occupation of
Tibet by China.

The resolution reaffirms the 5-point resolution passed during the IUSY
Asia Pacific Committee Meeting held last year and, which, among others,
accepts Tibet as an independent State and condemns the illegal
occupation of Tibet.

The three-day World Congress of the IUSY was concluded on Sunday in
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Over 150 delegates from 68 countries,
including Tibet attended the World Congress. The Congress was
inaugurated on January 25 by Miguel Vargas Maldonado, one of the top
candidates of the Presidential election of the Dominican Republic to be
held on May 16, 2008.

Tsewang Rigzin, President of the Tibetan Youth Congress, the largest
Tibetan non-governmental organisation in exile, represented Tibet at the
IUSY’s World Congress.

The agenda of the Congress was "People in Movement". Accordingly, a
six-page report titled, "Tibet: The need for a Greater Movement" was
presented to the Congress by Mr Tsewang Rigzin.

Following resolution on Tibet was passed by this World Congress with the
support by an overwhelming majority:

While reaffirming the 5-point resolution adopted during the IUSY Asia
Pacific Committee Meeting held in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, last June, XXVII
IUSY World Congress further:

1. Demands the abandonment of China’s population transfer policy in
Tibet (that violates the UN Atlanta Charter), which threatens the very
survival of the Tibetans and promotes ethnic assimilation in Tibet.

2. Strongly condemns China’s sinister marginalization policy in Tibet
that results in the eventual forced eviction of the Tibetan people from
their land, house, job and the hometowns.

3. Urges upon the government of Nepal to revoke the policy of
repatriation of the Tibetan refugees fleeing Tibet and provide a safe
passage for the Tibetans fleeing prosecution and repression from the
Chinese Government in accordance with UN Refugee Conventions.

4. Calls on the Government of the People's Republic of China for the
immediate withdrawal of the so-called Order no 5, China’s new regulatory
measures for recognition of reincarnations of Living Buddha in Tibetan
Buddhism and stop violation of religious freedom in Tibet.

5. Calls on the PRC government to immediately cease all practices of
sending 'work team' to the religious institutions for carrying out the '
Patriotic Re-education Campaign'.

Resolution 1 on Tibet was objected to by one of the delegates who said
Chinese should be allowed into Tibet and also stated, “Dalai Lama wants
a monastic state”. However, the objection was clarified by the Tibetan
delegate saying the objection was unsubstantiated and further informed
the Congress of the fact that “Tibetans already have a democratic
government in exile in India, and will have a democratic government when
Tibet regains its Independence from China”.

IUSY was founded in August 1907. It is an international movement of
youths struggling for democratic socialism, freedom, human rights,
equality, democracy and international solidarity. IUSY World Congress is
held every two years and, IUSY World Council and IUSY Asia Pacific
Committee Meeting are held annually.

Based on report filed by Tibetan Youth Congress
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