Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 27, Feb 2015 04:49 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
China forcing monks under 19 to disrobe
Relief for Tibetans in forestland encroachment case
Tibetan minister seeks world's support for Tibet's human rights
CTA to start new Office of Tibet for SA in Brazil
US govt. celebrates Tibetan new year for the first time
Pioneer Tibet research centre launches book decicated to Tibetologist Sperling
Dalai Lama tops Watkin's Spiritual 100 list
China summons Indian envoy over Modi's Arunachal visit
Tibetans openly display Dalai Lama pictures, rejoice on turning 80
Tibetans urge IOC to pay attention to human rights in Tibet
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in McLeod Ganj after touring the US and Europe, Feb. 14, 2015/Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Lakha Lama Rinpoche introducing His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the start of his talk in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 11, 2015. Photo/Elona Sjøgren
His Holiness the Dalai Lama having lunch with Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Akhilesh Yadav, in Sankisa, UP, India on February 1, 2015. Photo/Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
more photos »
Advertisement
Dalai Lama's birthday: Cops halt celebrations
DPA[Tuesday, July 06, 2010 15:11]
Nepal police on Tuesday detained more than 100 Tibetan refugees who had gathered to celebrate the Dalai Lama's 75th birthday, but released them later in the day.

The government has banned Tibetans from marking their exiled spiritual leader's birthday in public places as Nepal recognises Tibet as an integral part of China.

"Those detained were released following interrogation," said Kathmandu district police chief Ramesh Kharel. "They may observe celebrations in monasteries," he added.

Police prevented Tibetans from heading towards the celebration venue at the Jawalakhel grounds in Kathmandu from different parts of the city.

Tsering Lama, a member of the Students for Free Tibet group, said it took three hours to reach the celebrations. "We had to keep finding new ways of getting here and dodging the police."

Some Tibetans had been out since early in the morning, waiting for the celebrations to begin. Old men and women braved the rain to walk to the venue.

"I am very angry because I can't attend the celebration. I was turned away by the police," said Yeshi Wangmo, a Kathmandu-born Tibetan exile.

Monks and nuns were also prevented from leaving their monasteries in Kathmandu.

The government issued a directive to members of the Constituent Assembly, asking them not to participate in birthday celebrations, the Himalayan Times reported.

The Foreign Ministry also called on all parties to make sure none of their members participated.

Nepal stepped up security in the capital, as well as on the northern border adjoining Tibet.

Officially some 20,000 Tibetan refugees live in Nepal.

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Shame on Nepali police (wds1)
DALAI LAMA'S BIRTHDAY (phurpaman)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Thousands brave rain to honour Dalai Lama on his 75th Birthday
India must stand by Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama's birthday: Cops halt celebrations
Kashag Statement on Dalai Lama's 75th Birthday
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 © 2004-2015 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement