Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Fri 01, Jul 2016 06:54 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
2016 ELECTION RESULT
 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 actor Gurgon Kyab dies in road accident
Tibetan textbook for overseas Tibetan children released
Nun missing for 8 years believed dead due to torture
Tibetan tortured to death in police custody in Dege
Ace Tibetan director arrested, tortured
Former monk released after 5 years in prison
China severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan over “one China” row
China blacklists Lady Gaga after meeting with Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama, Lady Gaga talk compassion with US mayors
CTA, KUNPHEN vows to fight drug abuse among Tibetans
 Latest Photo News
President Barack Obama greets His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the entrance of the Map Room of the White House on June 15, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The head of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje addresses devotees including Tibetans in Paris during his first visit to the city. Attended by over 2000 Tibetans from different parts of France, the Karmapa addressed on the importance of preserving Tibetan language and Tibetan Buddhist tradition. June 05, 2016. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama leaves McLeod Ganj for Japan, May 6, 2016 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
CTA calls China’s propaganda delegation ‘futile exercise,’ Rejects allegations
Phayul[Saturday, June 22, 2013 21:14]
DHARAMSHALA, June 22: The exile Tibetan administration on Friday dismissed allegations made by a delegation of communist party leaders from the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region during its recent visit to the United States of America.

Members of China’s rubberstamp National People’s Congress from TAR, led by Padma Choling, on Thursday said the ongoing wave of self-immolations in Tibet were “criminal acts premeditated, plotted and manipulated by overseas separatist forces.”

The Dharamshala based Central Tibetan Administration strongly rejected the “false claims,” saying that the “unfounded allegations” made by the delegation “are unlikely to provide convincing evidence to change the U.S. authorities’ position on Tibet.”

“The U.S. government and Congress have unequivocally stated that they deplore the Chinese government’s repressive policies targeting Tibetans and have repeatedly called on the Chinese government to suspend its counter-productive policies implemented in Tibet, and resume dialogue with representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to resolve the problem of Tibet,” the CTA said in a release.

According to Xinhua, China’s official news agency, the delegation met with Congressman Charles Boustany, co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group in the House of Representatives, congressional researchers and staff as well as experts of the Brookings Institute, during its two-day stay in Washington DC.

Choling claimed that Tibetans enjoy an “uncompromisingly safeguarded” freedom to all religious beliefs and called the self-immolators irresponsible “to themselves, their families and society as a whole.”

"We stand firm against any act aimed at undermining Tibetan stability and national unity, especially when these acts are designed to obtain political purposes at the expense of human lives," the report quoted him as saying.

Since 2009, as many as 119 Tibetans living under China’s rule have set themselves on fire demanding freedom and the return of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Chinese government has responded with even harsher policies, criminalising the self-immolation protests and sentencing scores of people to heavy prison terms on charges of “intentional homicide” for their alleged roles in self-immolation protests. Chinese officials have barred Tibetans from offering prayers and showing solidarity with families of self-immolators and announced the cancellation of development funds to those villages where self-immolations have taken place.

“Despite repeated appeals by the international community, China has been steadfast in its refusal to open up Tibet to independent fact-finding delegations and the international media to investigate the true causes behind the self-immolations,” Kalon Dicki Chhoyang of the Department of Information & International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration said.

“Sending a group of individuals to disseminate Chinese State propaganda will prove a futile exercise in foreign countries where freedom of speech and respect for human rights are fundamental values.”
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Sikyong Sangay addresses NGX programme workshop for Tibetan teachers
CTA calls China’s propaganda delegation ‘futile exercise,’ Rejects allegations
Nepal urged to respect rights of Tibetan refugees
MIDDLE WAY ECONOMICS: One-On-One By Jamyang Norbu
Advertisement
Advertisement
Tibet Fest 7
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 © 2004-2016 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement