Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 18, Oct 2019 11:40 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
The arrest was extremely undemocratic: Tenzin Tsundue
Denouncing the Dalai Lama a criterion for government jobs in occupied Tibet
Lebron James on the firing line as Twitterati accuse him of undermining human rights for China's money
All Tibetan activists except Tsundue released from jail in Chennai
Tibetan court rules in favor of Penpa Tsering in case no. 20
Dalai Lama urges India’s stewardship in promoting secular ethics in modern education
Respite for Tibetans in Nepal as extradition treaty with China shelved
CTA Prez heads to Prague for 23rd Forum 2000
Tibetan activists arrested at Chennai airport and Xi Jinping’s hotel
India should raise the Tibet issue during Modi-Xi Summit: Former Govt. advisor on Tibet
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Case no. 20 reviews if the plaintiff tried to dissuade the female Kalon nominee
Phayul[Wednesday, August 07, 2019 22:20]
By Tenzin Sangmo

Dhardon Sharling appears in Tibetan apex court as a prime witness
Dhardon Sharling appears in Tibetan apex court as a prime witness
DHARAMSHALA, August 7: The sixth hearing in case no. 20, a defamation case filed by Penpa Tsering, former Representative in Washington against Lobsang Sangay led 15th Kashag assessed if the plaintiff tried to dissuade Sharling Dhardon, a former Kalon (Cabinet Minister) nominee from working with Sangay.

The issue is part of the 7th of the eight issues framed in the case, listed 9th in the 10-point clarification issued by Kashag on the replacement of Penpa Tsering as the representative.

The point claims that the Penpa Tsering, at a CTA diplomacy training in July 2016 in Haryana, “tried hard to convince a female Kalon nominee against working with Sikyong stating that doing so would jeopardize the individual’s career.”

It also says making disparaging remarks about Sikyong, and Kashag had become a routine for the petitioner, not only in the DC area but in many places where he travelled.

It came to light that the plaintiff had submitted a formal application to the Tibetan apex court to have Sharling Dhardon disqualified but the court said as a prime witness, she must appear and be questioned before the court could determine her qualification as a witness.

Although the two parties made their opening statements and questioned Dhardon extensively, it couldn’t be followed by arguments today.

The plaintiff, in the afternoon, sought the disqualification of the prime witness again, citing the provisions of Article 15, 16, and 30 of the witness rules in the civil procedure codes that question the neutrality, temperament and conduct and conviction of the witness.

Responding to reporters after the hearing, the plaintiff said they had hoped in the morning that questioning of Dhardon and plaintiff’s witness Jigme Tsultrim in the court would clarify the issue.

“I was taken aback by her responses, which is beyond what I imagined, beyond my character, so we had to object to it.”

The defense lawyer said the disqualification of two of its three witnesses from New York harmed their case.

The court announced that Zachu Khawa Choezin and Dakyab Losang were disqualified based on their social media post that indicates partisan attitude. The third witness from New York, Gonpo Tsering, qualified to testify.

The defense lawyer appealed to the commission to allow four more witnesses in the court, but the request was rejected by the commission.

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Case no. 20 reviews if the plaintiff tried to dissuade the female Kalon nominee
Tibetan leadership condoles Sushma Swaraj's passing away
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online