Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Thu 23, Jan 2020 07:08 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
CTA rebukes clause to recognize ‘One China policy’ as Myanmar-China signs OBOR agreement
University of Maryland announces termination of its Confucius Institute
FIR registered as motorcycles set on fire in McLoed Ganj, probe underway
US Congress confirms 2020 funding for Tibet
Taiwanese man pretending to be a Tibetan Lama sentenced for Rape
Former Minister Gyari Dolma announces running for Sikyong elections in 2021
A project for an Academic institute of Buddhist Studies is underway, Says His Holiness
12 Tibetans sentenced in Sog for “attempting to spread the evil influence of religion”
Prague and Taipei finally sign the “sister agreement”, Beijing’s disapproval follows
China sees human rights as an existential threat: HRW annual report
 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
China forces Tibetan pilgrims to rush back to Tibet
Phayul[Wednesday, January 02, 2019 18:53]
By Tenzin Sangmo

Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Nepal
Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Nepal
DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 2: Tibetan pilgrims from Tibet touring in India and Nepal have been asked to rush back to Tibet failing which warnings of repercussions have been issued.

According to reports, lately, with cold weather freezing all activities in Tso Nyön region in Xainza county, many local Tibetans from the area have managed to acquire passports to go on pilgrimage to Nepal and elsewhere.

According to Tibet Times, one such Tibetan informed exile media that everyone with passports was restricted from travelling and only 1000 of the 6,000 yuan they paid for tickets per head was returned.

As for the Tibetan pilgrims already in Nepal, their families have started receiving repeated calls from local authorities in their hometown for the swift return of the pilgrims within three days’ time. The order threatens that failing to do so will result in cancellation of the passports making it impossible to return.

It was learned that Tibetan pilgrims from other regions in Tibet were issued the same order.

For several years in a row, around this time, China had refused to issue passports, restricted travel, ordered the swift return of pilgrims before the due date.

Threats of losing government jobs, being fired from schools and other punishments have seen thousands rush back in fear in the past.

At His Holiness teaching this year, barely 100 Tibetans from inside Tibet made it to Bodh Gaya, India, because of heightened restrictions on travel.

According to Tibet.net, a group of UN Experts last year expressed ‘serious concern over the policies and legislation of the two-track passport system specifically targeting and discriminating against members of the Tibetan minority’.

The latest development points to an unrelenting restriction on freedom of movement of Tibetans inside Tibet.

Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
China forces Tibetan pilgrims to rush back to Tibet
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 © 2004-2020 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement