March 10, 2021
SMHRIC representative Dulaan Borjigin’s speech at the Tibetan Uprising Day rally in New York (SMHRIC – 2021-03-10)
Good afternoon, Sain baitsagaanuu? Dashi Delek!
My name is Dulaan Borjigin. I am representing the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center. My colleague Enkhbat is unable to attend this protest due to some urgent matter and asked me to deliver his message.
It is my great honor be here today to stand in solidarity with our Tibetan friends to mark the 62 nd anniversary of Tibetan National Uprising.
72 years ago, in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party took over China proper. Soon after, our nations were invaded by China and turned to the so-called “Nationality Minority Autonomous Region”. Our peoples have quickly been reduced to “national minorities” on our own lands.
Seven decades have past. Today, we Southern Mongolians, Tibetans and Uyghurs are still suffering under the Chinese regime. Crime against humanity is committed by the Chinese Government on a daily basis in front of the eyes of international community and the democratic world. In Southern Mongolia, China is now carrying out a cultural genocide to wipe out our language completely. The same is happening in Tibet and East Turkistan as well.
Despite these brutal occupations and bloody repressions, we Tibetans, Uyghur and Southern Mongolians have never given up our hope. We believe, one day, we all be free, free from any form of Chinese occupation.