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APPEAL TO BOYCOTT 2008 BEIJING OLYMPICS

Honorable President Bush:

We are highly aggrieved and deeply disturbed at the brutal crackdown by Chinese troops on the peaceful people of tiny Himalayan kingdom of Tibet.

The reign of terror and repression has been let lose by the worlds largest military dictatorship on the hapless non-violent Tibetans. From newspaper accounts in the last few weeks, dozens of Tibetan civilians are killed and thousands taken into custody.

It is a well known fact that ever since the forcible occupation of Tibet in 1949 by Chinas Peoples Liberation Army, there have been many reports of widespread mistreatment of civilians, torture of detainees and political prisoners, including beating, shocks with electric batons, deprivation of sleep or food or exposure to cold and other inhuman atrocities. These are a string of serious and severe violations of human rights.

Human Rights organizations and foreign diplomats have been denied access by Chinese to the prisons and detention centers in Tibet.

Tibet is overwhelmingly of the Buddhist faith. As Lord Buddha was born in India, Buddhism is like a sister religion to the Hinduism. Hindu people in India even believe Lord Buddha to be an incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu. There is a symbiotic relationship between Hindus and Buddhists and hence, the Hindu people are very concerned about the miserable plight of Tibetan civilians at the hands of Chinese army.

Well-known Hollywood star Richard Gere who is the Chairman of the Board of International Campaign for Tibet says: Tibet has a precious culture based on the principles of wisdom and compassion. This culture addresses what we lack in the world today, the very real sense of interconnectedness. We need to protect this ancient culture not only for the Tibetan people, but also for ourselves and our children.

Mr. President, you may recall that in the year 2002, U.S. Congress passed the Tibetan Policy Act that calls for the preservation of culture and identity of Tibetans living in exile and in Tibet. Under that act, it is the sacred duty of United States to protect the non-violent Tibetans from the brutal wrath of Chinese army.

In wake of the continuing crackdown in Tibet, we appeal to you, as our President, to send out a clear and strong message to the Chinese government by boycotting 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Earlier, as you may remember, we had boycotted Moscow Olympics in 1980 after Soviet Union had invaded Afghanistan in 1979. This will be a minimal symbolic gesture of our solidarity with the Tibetan people.

Thank you.

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  • 23 December 2015200. Ramesh G
    I support this petition
  • 21 November 2015199. Thakur Rajeshsinghb
    Democracies the world over should boycott Beijing Olympics. I am not an American, and I live in India. Yet, I appeal to the President of the U.S., as well as the heads of all democratic states to do the same.
  • 17 November 2015198. Pradip P
    The Chinese torture and killings of spiritual peaceful people of an ancient civilzation is simply unforgiveable in the 21st century. When people increasingly are turning to spiritual guidance for their earthly ills from fast paced living, no govt of any c
  • 04 November 2015197. Dr Surendrasinghp
    We shall never forget that China has attacked our country in 1962 by keeping us in dark under the slogan of "Indians and Chinese are brothers" and have captured 90,000 sq. km of our land
  • 19 August 2015196. Avraghunath Bridges
    Might is not Right. Quit Tibet now.
  • 31 July 2015195. Nitika G
    i support the cause of the petition
  • 25 July 2015194. Sarla P
    I support this petition
  • 19 July 2015193. Prof J
    can the country fiddle while Rome burns-Bush should not be like Nero-boycott the Olympics
  • 10 July 2015192. Basant K
    We should boycott 2008 Olympics
  • 06 June 2015191. Nancy W
    A boycott would be a very serious matter; but this has been a very serious issue now for 50 years. When will the Chinese goverment get the message? The Dalai Lama and more and more people have tried to give this message, but those in power are not listeni
  • 01 June 2015190. Tamara L
    I support this petition
  • 27 May 2015189. Shilpi M
    End cultural Genocide: Endow your support
  • 27 April 2015188. Mouli G
    The genocide of innocent and peaceful people should wake up all the countries supporting the cause of Tibet, --- Please visit http://www.amardesh.tv/
  • 15 April 2015187. Ryan W
    FREE TIBET!!!
  • 11 April 2015186. Ashok Jainm
    I support this petition
  • 05 March 2015185. Jeff F
    Set an example, Mr. President.
  • 03 March 2015184. A Kg
    It'll be the biggest sin to acquiesce in Tibetan genocide.
  • 06 January 2015183. Pawan S
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2015182. Skumar Olsen
    everybody has right to live his own life
  • 01 January 2015181. Jpgoel Wade
    Yes, USA should boycott Beijing Olympics because of China brutal reppraisal of Tibetians
  • 20 December 2014180. B R
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 2014179. Vinayak A
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2014178. Mike P
    I support this petition
  • 16 November 2014177. Ashutosh M
    I support this petition
  • 06 September 2014176. Dr Dm
    I support this cause. Peace for the people of tibet.
  • 05 August 2014175. Tulsi D
    china needs tough response from international community.
  • 26 July 2014174. Avinash T
    I support this petition

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