Archive for January, 2012
Parliamentarians to fast on Losar, Announce solidarity campaigns
DHARAMSHALA, January 28: In solidarity with the ongoing crisis in Tibet, members of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile (TPiE) will sit on a hunger fast on the first day of Tibetan new year ‘Losar’ on February 22. Speaker Penpa Tsering and Deputy Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel announced a series of other solidarity... Continue Reading
Another Tibetan Shot Dead, Chinese Authorities Urged to Excercise Restraint
DHARAMSHALA: A 20-year-old Tibetan has been reportedly shot dead and several Tibetans wounded after the Chinese police opened fire on Tibetan protesters in Ngaba in northeastern Tibet, while the Human Rights Watch called on the Chinese government to refrain from using force against the Tibetans. “The Chinese government should immediately... Continue Reading
Kalon Tripa To Give The President’s Lecture Series Address
DHARAMSHALA: Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay will give the President’s Lecture Series address at the Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) on “Democracy in Exile: the Case of Tibet.” Kalon Tripa Dr Lobsang Sangay will deliver the President’s Lecture Series address at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Ives Concert... Continue Reading
Tibetans Returning to Tibet Stopped and Searched
DHARAMSHALA: Thousands of Tibetan devotees returning to Tibet after the Kalachakra initiations are being arbitrarily stopped and searched, reports coming from Tibet says. Some twelve heavy security checkpoints have been placed from Zhangmu at the Nepal-Tibet border till Lhasa. Extra units of personnel from the Public Security Bureau were posted... Continue Reading
Human rights situation ‘getting worse’ in China, says US ambassador
January 19: Drawing sharp reactions from Beijing, the US ambassador to China, Gary Locke has said that the communist nation’s human rights record was deteriorating. “The human rights climate has always ebbed and flowed in China, up and down, but we seem to be in a down period and it’s... Continue Reading
Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Calls For More International Pressure on China
DHARAMSHALA: In a press release issued today, the Tibetan Pariliament-in-Exile called for more international pressure on China after three more instances of self-immolation in Tibet this new year. ‘The drastic actions taken by the protesters reflect the failed policies of the Chinese government in Tibet. We urge the United Nations... Continue Reading
Nepal gives three-day deadline to detained Tibetans
Nepal has told the 207 detained Tibetans to return back to Tibet within three days even though many of their visas allowed them to stay on in Nepal till February. In the single biggest arrest of Tibetans on Nepali soil, police on Thursday night and Friday had arrested hundreds of... Continue Reading
Tibetans protest Chinese Police’s refusal to release body of Self-Immolator -One Civilian shot dead
According to latest reports from Tibet, another Tibetan self- immolated on January 14, 2012 in Ngaba county (Sichuan). The body of the self-immolator was taken away by the local police. Approximately 700 individuals from the local community surrounded the police station demanding that the body be released. Following the refusal... Continue Reading
Kashag Urges China To Reform It’s Policies in Tibet, Discourages Self-immolation protests
The Kashag is saddened to learn of reports of two more cases of self- immolation in Ngaba, Sichuan. The latest incidents, which occurred on January 6, 2012, involve one monk and one layperson,with the latter reportedly having succumbed to his injuries. As of now, personal details of both individuals remain... Continue Reading
The Dalai Lama begins ten-day Kalachakra teachings
BODHGAYA, January 2: Amidst a light rainfall, Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his ten-day Kalachakra teachings yesterday in Bodh Gaya. Thousands of pilgrims from Tibet, the Himalayan regions, Bhutan, Korea, China, and from the west sat under tents covering the large grounds to listen to the... Continue Reading