Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 22, May 2018 05:59 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
Chinese pressure gags documentary film on Taiwanese rockstar turned politician
Tibetan man arrested for Dalai Lama books and Video CD
Uphold Tibetan dignity wherever you go, Dalai Lama to Tibetan national football squad
Former NA Representative approaches Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission
Tibetan doctor honored with Alumni Achievement award at Stony Brook
Tibetan political prisoner released after ten years
TWA General Body Meeting concludes, new executives elected
Black marketing of Potala entrance ticket busted, 15 Chinese arrested
30 Tibetans detained for mining protest, one missing
'Children must be treated with love', Dalai Lama tells Tibetan women
 Latest Photo News
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
Devotees attend the Avalokiteshvara Six-Syllable empowerment (joluk chenresig yege drukmey jenang) at the Main Tibetan Temple, May 16, 2018 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Former Indian captain and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar having a light moment with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Sachin called on His Holiness at the latter's residence here. May 3, 2018/OHHDL Photo/Tenzin Choejor
more photos »
Advertisement
Ultimatum Issued to anti-mining protestors
Phayul[Sunday, August 18, 2013 11:41]
Chinese security forces firing tear-gas over Tibetan anti-mining protestors
Chinese security forces firing tear-gas over Tibetan anti-mining protestors
DHARAMSHALA, August 17: Hundreds of Chinese armed forces deployed in Gedrong Zatoe in Eastern Tibet clashed with local Tibetans reportedly injuring many Tibetans who were protesting against illegal mining in the area.

Speaking to Phayul, Kunchok Dhondup, a Tibetan monk living in exile with a close contact in the region said, “Hundreds of Chinese armed forces yesterday arrived at the three townships of Gedrong Zatoe County and warned the Tibetans to surrender otherwise will be killed, arrested or subjected to torture."

The security forces fired tear-gas into the crowd. In a photograph that we obtained of the scene many Tibetans can be seen lying unconscious.

According to Dhondup, a local Tibetan leader named Khentsa Soedor while responding to the Chinese ultimatum said, “You can kill us but we will not let the mining take place here. It is our responsibility to protect our environment which is a source of water to many other countries.”

The Chinese authorities have detained Soedor’s wife and later released her. His whereabouts however remains unknown.

It is also reported that a Tibetan attempted to kill himself in the anti-mining protest.

“Sogpo Choedup tried to kill himself by stabbing twice in his stomach and was taken away by the Chinese forces,” said Dhondup.

Although the Chinese officials said that Choedup is out of danger and is currently in a hospital in China, the local Tibetans express doubt over this statement.

Dhondup further said that one of his friends managed to visit a hospital and witnessed 14 injured Tibetans. He was blocked from visiting other hospitals in the region where mobile phones are banned.

The accurate numbers of injured and arrested cannot be confirmed at the time of filing this report.

As a response to Chinese miners' claim of having permission from so-called Qinghai province, the Tibetans in the region showed them a Xi Jinping’s speech on environment protection. They have made copies of the same and put it up on the entrance gate.

The angry Chinese miners tore down Xi’s speech.

The current situation in Gedrong Zatoe is “tense” with all roads blocked, markets shut down and mobile phone services blocked.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Ultimatum Issued to anti-mining protestors
China puts husband of Tibetan self immolator on death row
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 © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement