Tuesday 2015/06/30

Tibet

New Arrivals in India Shed Light on repression in Tibet

Recent arrivals from Tibet have given their testimonies in Dharmsala, shedding more light on China’s repression in Tibet since 2008, according to  the  Dharmsala-based Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy.   One of the newly arrived Tibetans, Lobsang Samphel, is from Amdo Ngaba, the area where  the self-immolations started in 2009, and where the largest number of them have taken place.

Samphel  shared his account with the  exile Tibetan rights group—Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy, stating, “On 16 June 2008, at around 12 Noon,  about 20 police officers and government officials came to our monastery and attempted to mount a Chinese flag on the top of the monastery building.”   Samphel said that the monks protested  the hoisting of such a flag on the monastery and succeeded in  stopping  it from happening.  

Almost at the same time, he said that there was a  large demonstration taking place at the County town, which was led by about 800 County Middle School students, Kirti Monastery monks, and lay Tibetans.  Samphel said that the local Gomang Monastery’s monks learned of the protest and that around 500  of their monks  joined the protest in the county town.

Samphel stated that the Chinese security forces started to use force to suppress the protest and  provoked some protesters into setting fire to a security forces building and what he described as a court, which may have also been a prosecutor’s office of some sort.  

Samphel stated that, “ I saw the Chinese security forces shoot  dead a 21-year-old Tibetan woman, Lhundup Tso, who at the time was hanging Khataks  (Tibetan ceremonial white scarves)  on the entrances of Tibetan restaurants and shops so that those businesses would be protected. Then I saw two Tibetan youths shot dead at the protest site.   In the evening, senior monks and elderly Tibetans from surrounding villages strongly appealed to stop the protest for fear of security crackdown and loss of lives. The protestors finally went back to their respective homes.”

 Another new arrival Jigme Gyaltsen also gave his account of brutal repression in Tibet, concluding that,  “There is no freedom for the Tibetans in in Tibet.”  
བོད་ནས་གསར་དུ་འབྱོར་བའི་བོད་མི་གཉིས་ཀྱིས་བོད་ནང་གི་གནས་སྟངས་ངོ་སྤྲོད་བྱས་པ།
བོད་ནས་གསར་དུ་འབྱོར་བའི་བོད་མི་གཉིས་ཀྱིས་བོད་ནང་གི་གནས་སྟངས་ངོ་སྤྲོད་བྱས་པ།i
|| 0:00:00
...    
🔇
X


This forum has been closed.
Comments
     
There are no comments in this forum. Be first and add one

LATEST NEWS

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Kunleng News Jun 26, 2015i
X
26.06.2015
དགེ་ལུཊ་རྒྱལ་ཡོངས་ཚོཊ་ཆེན་ཐེངས་དང་པོ། ཨ་རི་དང་རྒྱ་ནག་གི་ལོ་རེའི་ཐབས་བྱུས་ཚོཊ་འདུ། ཧྲང་ཧའི་ངོ་རྒོལ། ན་གཞོན་ཁེ་ལས་པ་སྐྱེད་སྲིང་ལས་འཆར། པད་སྟོབས་གློད་གྲོལ། པོ་ཏ་ལ་གཞུང་ལམ། ༢༠༡༤་ལོའི་ཨ་རིའི་འགྲོ་བ་མིའི་ཐོབ་ཐང་སྙན་ཐོ།

KUNLENG DISCUSSION

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
International Geluk Symposiumi
X
26.06.2015
Kunleng discusses the goals and future mission of the Gelukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism delegates at the first International Geluk Symposium. Guest: Atuk Tsetan, Geluk Representative from Dharamsala
Video

Video International Geluk Symposium

Kunleng discusses the goals and future mission of the Gelukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism delegates at the first International Geluk Symposium. Guest: Atuk Tsetan, Geluk Representative from Dharamsala
Video

Video Tenshug and Gyaton Wrap Up

Kunleng discusses the activities launched during the just concluded Gyaton celebration, the Dalai Lama’s appreciation speech.
Video

Video Gyaton Tenshug for the 80th Birth Year of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

A 4 hour Live satellite television broadcast of the Tenshug offering and after ceremonies for the Dalai Lama’s 80th birth year from the main temple of Tsuklagkhang in Dharamsala, Northern India.
Video

Video Gyaton Tenshug Preview Two

Kunleng interviews Kirti Rinpoche about the significance of Gyaton, reports live assessment from Dharamsala on Gyaton preparations just two days prior to the main event by interacting with locals to get their reactions on the atmosphere and preparations surrounding the upcoming grand Tenshug.
Video

Video Introduction to Tsuglagkhang

Narration of the establishment and some background information of Thekchen Choeling Temple in Dharamsala, the venue where the celebration of the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama is scheduled to take place this weekend. Guest: Venerable Thupten Yarphel from Namgyal Monastery, Dharamsala.
More

CYBER TIBET

Your JavaScript is turned off or you have an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.
Cyber Tibet Jun 12, 2015i
X
12.06.2015
A new website dedicated to discussing gender issues in Tibetan society, a video calling for support by the nomadic community in Thangkor, Tibet who are struggling with loss of land rights and unwanted mining operations at the sacred Amnye Machen mountain range, and interviews Sangyal, an activist who has a Wechat group campaign for Lingtsa Tseten Dorjee, who went missing near Kalimpong while on his march to Tibet,
Video

Video Cyber Tibet Jun 12, 2015

A new website dedicated to discussing gender issues in Tibetan society, a video calling for support by the nomadic community in Thangkor, Tibet who are struggling with loss of land rights and unwanted mining operations at the sacred Amnye Machen mountain range, and interviews Sangyal, an activist who has a Wechat group campaign for Lingtsa Tseten Dorjee, who went missing near Kalimpong while on his march to Tibet,

Contact Us