Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Wed 26, Nov 2014 04:36 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Earthquake in Dartsedo kills five
ED gives clean chit to Karamapa on forex charge
Self Immolator sent home with amputated legs
First ‘Dhangla Riwo’ magazine released
China expels over 100 nuns in Dhingri
Green Party leader calls on New Zealand Prime Minister to talk Tibet with Xi
Tibetan political prisoner released in Kardze
Children's home founded by Tibetan monk turns 10
China releases last Tibetan anti-mining protester in Chabcha
China expels 26 nuns from Nunnery in Driru
 Latest Photo News
A Tibetan man carrying a placard at a protest in the backdrop of G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia. The campaign is carried out jointly by the Australian Tibet Council and Students for a Free Tibet. 15/11/14 Photo:SFT
A gigantic banner released by Tibet activists near the iconic Story Bridge in presence of mediapersons in Brisbane, Australia, where 20 world leaders will meet for G20 summit.  Nov. 14, 2014
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling in McLeod Ganj after concluding visit to Japan, Canada and USA, Nov. 7, 2014, Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
China cuts-off Tibet from outside world following twin self-immolations
[Thursday, June 07, 2012 12:36]
Chinese military personnel in the streets of Lhasa, Tibet. (Phayul file photo)
Chinese military personnel in the streets of Lhasa, Tibet. (Phayul file photo)
DHARAMSHALA, June 7: For the second time in a year, China has cut off Tibet from the outside world with a ban on foreign tourists, just ten
days after two Tibetans set themselves on fire in the nation’s capital Lhasa.

Major travel agencies in the region were informed in late May by Chinese authorities that travellers from overseas would not be allowed into Tibet. The agencies were clueless about how long the ban would last.

“The tourism bureau asked us to stop organising foreign groups to Tibet in late May. We don't know when they will lift the ban,” an employee at the Tibet China International Tour Service was quoted as saying by AFP.

Although the official reason for the ban is not clear, it is widely believed that the twin self-immolations in Lhasa on May 27, followed by the severe security clampdown and reported detention of hundreds of Tibetans could have prompted the ban.

The ban comes less than three months after Tibet was cut off beginning mid-February through March. The year’s earlier ban encompassed two important events; the Tibetan New Year from February 22-24 and the Tibetan national uprising day commemorated on March 10. Three years ago, demonstrations on March 10, 2008 had led to the biggest ever pan-Tibet uprisings seen for many decades.

Last year also China banned travel to Tibet around this time of the year, coinciding with the grandiose official celebrations in Lhasa to mark 90 years of the Communist Party of China and 60 years of Tibet’s “peaceful liberation”.

Dorjee Tseten, 19, a native of Bora, Labrang Tashi Khyil in Amdo,eastern Tibet along with his friend, Dargye (Darjey), 25, a native of Ngaba, set themselves on fire in front of the Jokhang temple, one of the holiest shrines in Tibet on May 27.

Dorjee Tseten passed away while Dargye is believed to be alive.

Following the fiery protests, Lhasa is currently reeling under a heavy security lockdown with hundreds of Tibetans reportedly detained, including many who had witnessed the self-immolations.

Days after the self-immolations in Lhasa, Rikyo, a mother of three, set herself on fire in Zamthang, eastern Tibet. She passed away at the site of her protest.

Since 2009, thirty-eight Tibetans in Tibet have set themselves on fire demanding the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile and freedom in Tibet.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Lockdown (omze)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Returning Buddha’s teachings: Over a thousand Indians attend the Dalai Lama's teachings
China cuts-off Tibet from outside world following twin self-immolations
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
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 © 2004-2014 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement