Tibet

A photo of a Tibetan Child. A candlelight vigil was held in Tsim Sha Tsui on 10-Mar to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the 1959 Tibetan uprising.

When I was in Amman, Jordan, a Japanese student once asked me, “What do you think about the situation in Tibet?”

I was totally dumbfounded.

In the past week, there were two public memorial services for Tibet in Hong Kong. So I grabbed the opportunity to educate myself…

An interfaith memorial service for Tibet was held in a church in Shek Kip Mei on 14-Mar. Protestants, Catholics, Buddhists, Taoists, religious Jews and others came together to pray for religious freedom in Tibet.

Apparently, it’s a place where blatant oppression has become a norm—forced replacement of Tibetan textbooks with Chinese ones; prohibition of the display of Dalai Lama’s portrait inside one’s home; political beatings and/or imprisonments; violent suppression of popular uprisings…

Which reminds me of this graffiti in Gaza…

A “Free Tibet” graffiti in Gaza.

Insha’Allah, I’ll have the chance to learn more about it.