Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 23, Nov 2014 09:22 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
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
Sakya centre turns 50
Exile Tibetans pay tribute to imprisoned writers
Tibet activists unfurl banner, urge world leaders to unite for Tibet
Obama in China says US not in favour of Tibet's independence
 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
Withdraw troops from Tibet: Kirti Rinpoche at EP
Phayul[Friday, March 08, 2013 00:46]
The 11th Kirti Rinpoche speaking at the European Parliament on March 7, 2013.
The 11th Kirti Rinpoche speaking at the European Parliament on March 7, 2013.
DHARAMSHALA, March 8: Kyabje Kirti Rinpoche, the exiled abbot of the Kirti Monasteries in Tibet and India called on the European Parliament to take concrete steps to help Tibetans inside Tibet.

The 11th Kirti Rinpoche was speaking before the EP's human rights subcommittee on March 7.

The former minister of the exile Tibetan administration based in India further called for an EP resolution demanding the release of jailed Tibetan activists, full access to Tibet for foreign media and international community, and freedom for Tibet with withdrawal of Chinese forces.

"Tibet was an independent nation till 1959 and that cannot be distorted," he said.

Kirti Rinpoche, who is currently on a six-nation lobbying tour of Europe spoke in detail about the plight of the Tibetan people and the treatment of those protesting through self-immolation.

He said Tibetans who self immolate are seen by the Chinese authorities as terrorists and their families suffer persecution.

The Ngaba region in eastern Tibet where the Kirti Monastery is located has been at the centre of the self-immolation protests.

Since 2009, as many as 107 Tibetans living under China’s rule have set themselves on fire protesting China’s occupation and demanding freedom and the return of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

Chinese authorities have responded to the self-immolations with even harder measures – criminalising the burnings and handing down heavy prison sentences to those accused of instigating the protests. Many western countries and human rights groups have blamed China for exacerbating the situation in Tibet.

Elsewhere in Beijing, Chinese officials representing Ngaba, indicated that the tight security clampdown on the Kirti Monastery and the surrounding regions will not be relaxed.

Wu Zegang, the governor of ‘Aba prefecture’ was speaking to reporters Thursday on the sidelines of the annual legislative session.

He accused the local Kirti monastery of collaborating with exiled Tibetans to organise the protests without providing any concrete evidence to substantiate his claim.

Another provincial official, Zhang Dongsheng, said "foreign forces" were using the self-immolations as a way to attack the ruling Communist Party.

He announced that government officials in eastern Tibet will not ease their grip over the region's monasteries and people.

"Our struggle against the Dalai Lama is long-term and intense," Zhang said. "We cannot relax at any moment.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Tibetans observe 24th anniversary of declaration of martial law in Tibet
Withdraw troops from Tibet: Kirti Rinpoche at EP
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