Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 22, Oct 2017 08:31 AM (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
Apex Tibetan library in exile to shift base to Bengaluru
Act with caution: China warns governments against meeting Dalai Lama
Liu Xiaobo’s spirit will remain forever, says Dalai Lama at his memorial service
Satellite images show drastic reduction of Larung Gar institute
Xi portrays resolute intent to clamp down on "separatists" at CCP meet
Dalai Lama returns after maiden Manipur visit
Dalai Lama calls for EU like unions to end violence
Kunphen organizes workshop against drug abuse
TYC activists storm Chinese embassy as China's 19th Party Congress kicks off
Manipur accords grand reception to Dalai Lama
 Latest Photo News
Tibetans participate in a candle light vigil to mourn the passing away of Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo in China, TCV Day School, July 14, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves for Gaggal airport, June 11, 2017. The Tibetan leader is scheduled to give a public talk on "Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World" at the University of California San Diego on June 16, 2017. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama bestows the chenrezig empowerment, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, May 27, 2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Kirti-bound pilgrims restricted by Chinese officials
[Monday, February 13, 2017 20:37]
By Tenzin Dharpo

Tibetan pilgrim from Gansu surrounded by police at the border with Sichuan. Photo- RFA
Tibetan pilgrim from Gansu surrounded by police at the border with Sichuan. Photo- RFA
DHARAMSHALA, FEB. 13: Tibetan pilgrims from neighboring areas who are converging to attend a sacred religious event at the Kirti monastery in the restive Ngaba region have recently been barred by Chinese officials without providing any explanations.

Tibetans traveling from northwest China’s Gansu province to attend a large religious gathering in neighboring Sichuan are being stopped at the border and told they may not proceed by car, sources cited by Radio Free Asia said.

“The police only said that no vehicles would be allowed to travel across the border. They said that the pilgrims should abandon their cars and that they would only be allowed to journey on by foot. These kinds of selective restrictions have hurt the feelings of the Tibetan pilgrims deeply,” RFA’s anonymous source said.

Kirti monastery located in Ngaba town in Ngaba County, Sichuan Province, is considered the epicenter of self immolation protests with the majority of the self immolators hailing from the same town of Ngaba. The first self immolator, a monk named Tapey was from the same monastery.

Till date, 146 Tibetans have self immolated since 2009. The last case was of a Tibetan man from Gansu on Dec. 8, 2016.


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

 Other Stories
Story of the Potala: World’s Highest Palace in Tibet
Kirti-bound pilgrims restricted by Chinese officials
Dalai Lama visits National Police Academy in Hyderabad
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 © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement