Al Qaeda has been infamy in recent years with a series of terrorist activities it has plotted, such as bombings and hijacking of airplanes. But few people knew anything about the inside story of the Tibet Youth Congress or TYC. It has begun surfacing and arresting the attention of common people since such riots as beating, smashing, looting and arson erupted in Lhasa, capital city of the Tibetan autonomous region on March 14.
Founded in 1970, the Tibet Youth Congress, or TYC, is an exile group comprising chiefly descendents of those Tibetan aristocrats, who came in exile with the Dalai Lama about half a century ago. With a current membership of 30,000, it now has close to 70 branches around the world, including the United States. Since its inception, it had advocated for the "total independence of Tibet".
Afterwards, it all joined the "Tibetan government in exile" and became the core of power of the Dalai clique. For a long period of time, TYC has engaged in activities to secede China and made an "indelible service" in the recent violence involving murder, arson and other acts of vandalism against innocent civilians in Lhasa.
Unlike the Dalai Lama who uses "non-violence" to gloss over his blemishes, TYC has all along turned to violence and resorted to terrorist activities as its first primary task to attain the Tibet independence. Kalsang Phuntsok, its former president, once alleged that they would resort to any means, violence or non-violence, for the sake of their cause.
Meanwhile, the Dalai Lama's younger brother and follower, Tebdzub Choegyal, said more bluntly that the maximal effect could be brought about by terrorist activities at the lowest costs. These open, naked allegations have enabled us to see that TYC does not have much difference essentially with al Qaeda and Chechen terrorists militants, but it could be even worse.
In fact, riots erupted in Lhasa since March 10 and the March 14 serious incident of violence is precisely a premeditated "masterpiece" of TYC. Back in late August of 2007, an "Asian Weekly" reporter discovered during his India visit that the Tibet independent forces, or TYC, intended to create turbances and schemed to organize guerrilla.
Moreover, they incited Tibetan youths to go in for underground activities, and spy on railways and water conservancy and power grid projects in Tibet and numerous barracks of the military area command. On January 4 and January 25, seven Tibet independence groups held press conferences in New Delhi, India, giving calls to organize an uprising inside Tibet and these Tibetan exile groups had announced the creation of a "Tibetan People's Uprising Movement" and spread the so-called proposal on the internet.
As the Chinese government could not agree to their unreasonable and unjustifiable demands, TYC and other groups provoked disputes on March 10, or "the last day" they had set as the deadline, inciting some Buddhist monks to make disturbances. Again on March 14, they brazenly created the violent Lhasa incident with a resultant heavy loss of human lives and property damage.
These seven groups include the Tibet Youth Congress, or TYC, the Tibetan Women's Association, "Students for a Free Tibet", the "National Democratic Party of Tibet", the "Tibet Support Network" and the "Tibetan Writers' Organization".
After the Lhasa riots occurred on March 14, police seized a lot of offensive weaponry in some Tibetan Buddhist temples or Lamaseries, as a clear proof to the violent nature of TYC. Among the weapons seized, according to Ministry of Public Security spokesmen Wu Heping, there were 178 rifles or guns, 13,013 rounds of bullets, 359 knives or swords, and a lot of explosives, including 3,504 kilograms of dynamite, 19,360 detonators and two hand-grenades. The destructive capabilities of the above-mentioned weaponry can be said to be "shocking". If such an organization of violence, which can be said to be much catastrophic than ben Laden's, is not practicing terrorism, then what else can said to be a terrorist organization?
On March 15, the following day of the March 14 incident, TYC held a meeting of its executive members in Dharamsala, India, and unanimously adopted a resolution on cross-border entry into China to carry out guerrilla warfare and launch a secret entry into the country though the Sino-Nepalese border. A TYC ringleader even claimed that they are ready to sacrifice another 100 Tibetans for their complete victory. This has once again laid bare the ugly feature of this group of terrorists.
On March 24, the Beijing Olympic sacred fire was ignited in Greece with its 85,000-mile journey starting from ancient Olympia in Greece to Beijing. On the following day, however, about 50 people ignited a torch symbolic of "Tibet independence", but regrettably, their torch will never be the "sacred fire" of the peace-loving people the world over. And on the contrary, they will bury themselves ultimately in the sea of fire at the purgatory they have erected with their own hands.
By People's Daily Online