Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Wed 24, Apr 2019 06:14 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
Pro-independence groups SFT, TYC flag off motorbike rally for the 11th Panchen Lama
Leh observes shutdown to condemn the brawl leading to death of youth
Dalai Lama to recuperate at Delhi’s Tibetan Youth Hostel after treatment
China’s criminal law being abused to persecute Tibetans and Buddhists: European Parliament
China ranked 176th in World Press Freedom Index
TWA to mark Panchen Lama’s 30th Birthday with Pan India peace march
Tibetan student detained for essay on lack of jobs in occupied Tibet
200 MPs ask India to confer Bharat Ratna upon His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Former Tibetan political prisoner succumbs to injuries sustained in prison
Dalai Lama undergoes follow up check-up, back to normal health
 Latest Photo News
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives at Theckchen Choeling temple on the second day of his teachings, McLeod Ganj, Feb. 20, 2019 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Five arrested in Wonpo for raising Tibetan flag
Phayul[Friday, October 19, 2012 01:18]
Chinese armed forces in Wonpo region of Dzachukha, eastern Tibet following the arrest of five Tibetans on October 15, 2012.
Chinese armed forces in Wonpo region of Dzachukha, eastern Tibet following the arrest of five Tibetans on October 15, 2012.
DHARAMSHALA, October 19: In continuing crackdown and arbitrary detentions in Tibet, Chinese security personnel have arrested five Tibetans in Wonpo region of Dzachukha, eastern Tibet.

Speaking to Phayul, Jampa Yonten, a monk living in south India with close contacts in the region said the arrests were made during a night raid on October 15.

“Chinese security forces entered the region in large numbers in the night and blocked the exits and cut all communication channels,” Yonten said. “Five Tibetans were arrested during the raid.”

The identity of those arrested and their wellbeing and whereabouts are not presently known.

The same source said that the next day, Chinese authorities summoned one member each from every family in the Wonpo region and warned them against carrying out protests during political re-education sessions, which they said, will be carried out in the area.

“Following the arrests, the warnings, and the large deployment of Chinese armed forces, the entire region is very tense and under strict surveillance,” Yonten added.

It is believed that the five Tibetans were arrested in connection with a Tibetan flag-raising incident that was reported from the region earlier this September.

In an expression of defiance against China’s rule, protesters pulled down a Chinese flag and raised the Tibetan national flag at a school in Wonpo on September 7.

Leaflets carrying the words ‘Freedom for Tibet,’ written in red ink were also found scattered on the school grounds.

Although, local Chinese officials did not make any arrests, they vowed to investigate the incident.

In the same region, earlier this year in February, Tibetans had pulled down a Chinese flag at a flag raising ceremony.

In April 2008, during the pan-Tibet uprisings, monks at the Wonpo Monastery had refused to hoist the Chinese flag at a flag raising ceremony on the top of their monastery. In the increased repression and house-to-house raids that followed, a Tibetan woman named Tri Lhamo committed suicide soon after Chinese security personnel barged into her home and tore down and trampled upon photos of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Cowards (omze)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Seven more monks arrested in Wonpo
Torch shines in Rajasthan, Students drag coffins in New Delhi
Five arrested in Wonpo for raising Tibetan flag
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 © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement