Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 12, Nov 2019 11:33 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
Tibetan man detained on the eve of Uprising day for WeChat post
Tibetan Monk detained for "political" post on WeChat in Ngaba
Tibetan man sentenced for sharing teachings of Dalai Lama through Wechat
Dalai Lama interacts with students, community leaders from Washington
First episode of Phayul Plus Video Report
Dalai Lama concludes three-day 'Heart Sutra' teaching for Koreans
Delegates question validity of Sino-Tibet dialogue at TSG meet
Tsugkahang Temple in Dharamshala to get its first elevator
Dalai Lama attends 600th birth anniversary of Gyudchen Dorjechang
China must be confronted: US Secretary of state Pompeo
 Latest Photo News
Shrutika Sharma from Nainital, Uttrakhand, wins the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2019, seen with her are first runners up Shalika Rana and second runners up Sapna Devi. Oct. 13, 2019 Phayu Photo: Kunsang Gashon
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
more photos »
Advertisement
Nepal to deny refugee papers to Tibetans: sources
Phayul[Friday, October 31, 2014 04:38]
By Phuntsok Yangchen

A group of Tibetans, mostly in their teens, come out of the Department of Immigration, Kathmandu, Nepal, after they were arrested on Nepalese border by Nepali border police/phayul file 22/09/2011
A group of Tibetans, mostly in their teens, come out of the Department of Immigration, Kathmandu, Nepal, after they were arrested on Nepalese border by Nepali border police/phayul file 22/09/2011
DHARAMSHALA, October 30: Nepal, a transit for Tibetan refugees fleeing Tibet for India and a home for some 20000 Tibetan refugees, has decided to deny documents to Tibetan refugees arriving in the country, AsiaNews reported.

"We have decided to no longer provide identity cards to Tibetan refugees. If we continue to recognize them as such, we will face new waves of immigration. And we have no more space,” AsiaNews quoted Shes Narayan Poudel, chief of the National Commission for the Coordination of Refugees, as saying.

Nepal has long been a transit for Tibetans fleeing repression under China with an average of 2000 Tibetans crossing the border to until 2008 when widespread protests across the Tibetan plateau was crushed by the Chinese government. The number has now dwindled with only 200 Tibetans recorded to have crossed into Nepal in 2013.

AsiaNews quoted an unnamed government source as saying, "The Chinese government has exerted a lot of pressure on the Nepalese to stop this practice. According to Beijing, these people cannot be considered political refugees because there is no religious or ethnic repression in Tibet. China also wants Nepal to deport those who seek asylum.”

In 2003, 18 Tibetans including some children and 3 Tibetans in 2010 were detained by Nepalese police and handed over to Chinese authorities in Tibet.

Nepal government has vowed to check "anti-China activities" to strengthen friendly ties with China, major donor for the impoverished country.

Nepal has accommodated Tibetan exiles for decades but has come under increasing pressure from China, a major donor for the impoverished country, to crack down on political protests by Tibetans.

A "Gentlemen's Agreement" between the government of Nepal and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), put in place in 1989, when Nepal stopped giving them refugee status, provides for the safe transit of Tibetan refugees through Nepalese territory and onward to India.

However, rights groups say Tibetans refugees in Nepal are increasingly vulnerable and at risk of arrest and repatriation under Beijing's influence and lack of stable government in the impoverished nation.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Nepal to deny refugee papers to Tibetans: sources
Toronto District School Board ends ties with Confucius Institute
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