Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 19, Sep 2014 03:14 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
Tibetan activists protest Xi in Delhi
TYC activists storm Chinese Embassy in New Delhi as Xi begins India tour
Sixty Tibetan students detained in Baroda, Gujurat
Eight RTYC chapters reject TYC resolution to cancel membership
Ngodup Tsering appointed as new Education Minister, Reshuffle in TGiE
Tibetan Parliament discusses Xi’s visit to India
14 Nobel laureates urge Zuma to grant visa to Dalai Lama
Tibetans, Indians protest Xi's visit at landmark
Tibetan killed in a clash over grazing rights in Rebkong
Kargyu Dhondup is the new Chief Justice Commissioner
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures as he arrives in McLeod Ganj from Germany, Aug. 28, 2014/Phayul Photo/Kunsang Gashon
Tibetan exiles participate in a candle light vigil to pay tribute to the 5 Tibetans who died of injury sustained  in a firing on unarmed protesters demanding the release of a local chief of Shukpa village on Aug. 12. McLeod Ganj, August 20, 2014/Phayul Photo:Kunsang Gashon
Rescue workers gather around a mangled remains of a bus that plunged down a deep gorge on a mountain pass near Machu County. The bus was plying from Machu County to Tsoe town.  8 people have died, and 20 others were injured. Aug. 7, 2014/Tibet Times
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 © 2004-2014 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement