The Sub Division Magistrate on the left, with long hair and green saree, wearing mask to protect herself and others from Covid, displaying a copy of the Walk a Mile for Tibet pamphlet with Tehor Wangdue Dorjee on the right, wearing dark jacket and vest, and medical mask 'hammock-style' under his chin. They are in an office room with dark wood paneling.

Day 19 – 2 March 2021

When was the last time when you were thirsty and begged for water? Today during the walk between Kurukshetra and Karnal there was a stretch of road where there was nothing, just an unending highway roaring past in the middle road while the flanged roads were empty, dry, and hot. There was no shop, tea stall, or juice walla.

Four volunteers from Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, RTYC Puruwala, Himachal Pradesh joined us today. They walked with us the whole day and helped to distribute pamphlets.

Also, came along Kunchok Yangphel, my friend and Tibetan MP who drove all the way from Delhi, marched with us, and sponsored our dinner and room rents for tonight.

Today we walked 31kms (second-longest stretch so far) from Kurukshetra to Karnal passing through Nilokheri, Taraori, and Jhanjari. Karnal is the usual dinner stop for Delhi to Dharamshala buses. Roadside eateries and dhabas look familiar.

People often ask us if we were going to the Singhu border to join the farmers’ protest. We surprise them with the other flag (Tibetan National flag) and say “Tibbat ki Azadi, Bharat ki Suraksha” (Tibet’s independence, India’s security).

This march from Dharamshala to Delhi, 12 February to 10 March 2021, aims to highlight Tibet as the missing link between India and China. I am appealing to the government of India to #RepealOneChinaPolicy

Help me spread the word. Share, forward and tweet: #RepealOneChinaPolicy #WalkaMileForTibet

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Images from today - click/tap image to see full size and slideshow

Last-minute instructions to the supporter marchers from Puruwala Tibetan refugee camp, Himachal Pradesh.

Supporters on left, all wearing yellow RTYC vests and carrying Tibetan and Indian flags, with Tsundue on right talking to them. The supporters are all masked to protect themselves and others from Covid, with masks having Tibetan flag design. They are standing on a nicely-bricked area, with a road behind them lined with trees.

Last-minute instructions to the supporter marchers from Puruwala Tibetan refugee camp, Himachal Pradesh.

Kunchok Yangphel walking along side of road, carrying Tibetran flag and masked to protect himself and others from Covid. The road has moderate traffic, and brush and trees on either side.

My friend and Tibetan MP Kunchok Yangphel walked the entire 31 km stretch with me today.

The Sub Division Magistrate on the left, with long hair and green saree, wearing mask to protect herself and others from Covid, displaying a copy of the Walk a Mile for Tibet pamphlet with Tehor Wangdue Dorjee on the right, wearing dark jacket and vest, and medical mask 'hammock-style' under his chin. They are in an office room with dark wood paneling.

Tehor Wangdue Dorjee presented a copy of the march pamphlet to Sub Division Magistrate of Baijnath, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh.

Photo of article written in Malayalam.

Malayalee writer and social worker Ambily Omanakuttan wrote this article and got it published.

Photo of article in Punjab Kesari, dated 2.3.2021, written in Devanagari script, possibly Punjabi or Hindi language.

This report got published in the local newspaper Punjab Kesari from Kurukshetra this morning.

Copyright © 2021 Tenzin Tsundue. This post was first published on Tenzin Tsundue's Facebook page facebook.com/TenTsundue

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