Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 24, Apr 2017 06:39 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
WATCH GCMGC 2017 LIVE FROM DHONDENLING SETTLEMENT, KOLLEGAL
 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
New book by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee launched
Fresh spat between India and China after latter's renaming of places
103rd head of Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism passes away
An all-Tibetan IT start-up and their vision to digitize Tibetan Diaspora
Tibetan Opera festival of ‘Shoton’ underway
China's reaction to Dalai Lama’s visit Childish: Noted expert on renaming six places in Arunachal
Kirti monk released after completing prison term
Himalaya FC becomes new Champion of Gyalyum Chenmo football tournament
China the reason for fallout with big Hollywood studios, says Richard Gere
5 Tibetans arrested in Kardze after self immolation by Tibetan
 Latest Photo News
President of TWA Dolma Yangchen speaks at a candle light march organized by TWA, TYC and SFT for the latest Tibetan self immolator from Kardze, April 17,2017 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Tibetans participate in a candlelight vigil following news of the self immolation protest by a 24 yr old Tibetan named Pema Gyaltsen in Nyarong, Kham, on March 18, 2017. McLeod Ganj, March 19, 2017 Phayul Photo:Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gazes at devotees as he visits the Mahabodhi temple near the Kalachakra venue, a day after the conclusion of 34th Kalachakra. Jan. 15, 2016 Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
WeChat leads to Tibetan woman's arrest in Driru
Phayul[Thursday, October 17, 2013 15:32]
An undated photo of Kalsang with two of her three kids, Photo provided by source
An undated photo of Kalsang with two of her three kids, Photo provided by source
DHARAMSALA, October 17 - A Tibetan woman named Kalsang from Tsala township in Driru was arrested by Chinese police on October 11, 2013, a Tibetan source with reliable local contacts said. The Chinese police arrested her from Dejang Hotel on Nagchu highway around 11 AM last Friday.

The Chinese authorities allege that Kalsang had expressed "anti China" sentiments in social networking app WeChat and kept "banned pictures of the exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama" in her cellular phone. They also allege that she has stored banned Tibetan songs in her phone.

Her relatives who went to demand justification for her arrest were turned away by the authorities who said they would not comment on anything until a decision is reached regarding the allegations against her. The authorities told her family and relatives that they did not know where she is currently.

The situation in Driru is still tense with the authorities strictly monitoring all communication lines and transport in Driru.

Tensions escalated after Chinese authorities in Diru forced Tibetans in several villages to hoist the Chinese national flag atop their houses days before China's national day on October 1.

Sources say 4 Tibetans have died due to gunshots fired on October 8 but it could not be verified.

WeChat's popularity has grown dramatically since its launch in 2011. For Tibetans in Tibet and those in exile, WeChat has become the most used mode of communication through its walkie-talkie style messaging. However, activists and experts fear that the app's voice-messaging service enables security officials to monitor users' movements in real time and access other information shared via the app.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
WeChat leads to Tibetan woman's arrest in Driru
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 © 2004-2017 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement