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Generations Rangzen // 13/07/2008  // Agnès DHERBEYS
NAMGYAL JINPA (APA) 37yo. In his home at Boddhanat on the 25th of Nov 2008 “I am born in India, but my ethnicity is from Kham. My mother comes from a wealthy family and this is why she could study in India before even the Chinese came to Tibet. My parents met during their escape: my dad foot was almost paralyzed and my mom helped him. Myself, I grew up in India and I was a monk in Namgyal monastery in Dharamsala. I was helping with translations for Foreigners who interviewed the Tibetans who just escaped. I translated for the woman who is now my wife. I felt so moved and bad about what she had gone through! We married in 1990 and moved together to Nepal in 1991, because she was used to cold weather and India was too hot for her. The first time I felt really Tibetan was in the 80’s when a Chinese minister came to visit India. Police imposed a curfew on Tibetans camps. It made us quite angry and challenging, so we bought some Chinese flags tried to reach the Chinese welcoming committee lying that we supported the Chinese. The security was not that good! So we managed to unfold the Tibetan flag and scream FREE TIBET when he landed. Of course we got arrested and I spent 7 days in jail. With the events of March in Tibet, 2008 has been a very important year for all of us in Nepal. I think I have hardly missed any demonstration, which at some point happened almost everyday in front of the Chinese Embassy. And I encouraged my children to go too. We created a group, not political after the riot of March. It is named “New Age Network”. We are only 6 members, but we were busy this year: we sent sms, raised money for buses to go protest in front of the Chinese embassy. We just want to bring the greatest number of people to the demonstrations, even if police is tough. There is this big Tibetan association here and in India, actually all over the world. They are said to be very active but they actually really disappointed me this year. This is why we set up New Age Network. We have agenda. Only the Tibetan cause. I saw policemen beating up women chest, and when there were no foreign media at the spot, they punched hard on the face. It saddens me, but I am not angry against Nepali people. And you must also know that some policemen came to us, to apologize. We now are looking for people who would be courageous and brave for the 50th anniversary of Lhasa uprising and the escape of the Dalai Lama. We are ready to die for our country, because anyway we all have to die. But we don’t want to do anything that would arm other Tibetans. This year, while we were in Nepali jail, one day of the of monks tried to hang himself. So we are thinking of hunger strikes, or peace march. In the protests we get so beaten up! But we don’t care, nothing can happen to us that is worse than our nowadays situation. Therefore, anything can happen… We are the young generation. We follow the Dalai Lama, but we know the middle way approach and only asking for autonomy won’t change anything. We must demand FULL independence. It is like fighting over a book. Imagine Tibet is a book, and two people fight over it. The book may end up destroyed. But something will come out. Each of the fighter has one side of the book in his hand At least our protests are kind of useful for the Tibetans inside: if you lit a pot full of water from outside-under, the water inside will boil. That’s what I pray for at least”. En 2008 à Katmandu les tibétains ont manifesté contre l'occupation chinoise dans leur pays. Agnes Dherbeys / M.Y.O.P