14 C
New Delhi
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tibetans decide against public marking of uprising anniversary in Kathmandu to avoid crackdown

The exile Tibetan administration’s representative in Kathmandu has told Tibetans in the Himalayan nation that they should not hold any gathering to mark their 61st national uprising day against Chinese occupation of their homeland on Mar 10.

(TibetanReview.net, Mar07’20) – Succumbing to the inevitability of a crackdown, the exile Tibetan administration’s representative in Kathmandu has told Tibetans in the Himalayan nation that they should not hold any gathering to mark their 61st national uprising day against Chinese occupation of their homeland on Mar 10. It was not clear whether Nepal had ordered the issuance of the refrain notice.

“Because the Nepali government tends not to allow Tibetans to observe the Mar 10 anniversary, we are asking all Tibetans to abide by the laws of the land,” the Tibetan Service of rfa.org Mar 6 quoted Tulku Ngawang Choedrak, settlement officer of the Choejor Tibetan Refugee Settlement in Kathmandu, as saying.

“Instead, Tibetans are encouraged to perform virtuous deeds by performing prayers and religious ceremonies on the anniversary date,” he was quoted as saying in an announcement.

“In the run-up to the Mar 10 anniversary, police are deployed to various Tibetan refugee settlements around the Kathmandu Valley to inspect and keep a watch on their activities,” Choedrak has said, adding, “Security officials will also call on key figures in the refugee communities to ask about political events that may be planned.”

He has said Nepal was more tolerant if Tibetans held events related to culture and religion.

Not allowing Tibetans to engage in so-called anti-China activities has been a cornerstone of Nepal’s policy towards China for many years now. Beijing is the country’s main source of aid and investment and not allowing Tibetans to engage in “anti-China” activities has been a mantra of all its iterations of policy of good relations with it.

Under Pressure from China, Nepal stopped registering Tibetans refugees who arrive in or are born in the country a decade or so ago. It also refused to grant exit permits to Tibetan refugees when the United States offered to resettle a section of them some years ago.

Related Articles

Pilot project launched to enable North America Tibetans to pay their Tibetan Green Book contributions online

(TibetanReview.net, Mar02’21) – The exile Tibetan administration has launched a pilot project for North American Tibetans to enable them to register and...

156 Covid-19 cases reportedly detected at Guyto Monastery, Dharamshala

(TibetanReview.net, Mar02’21) – In a significant outbreak of Covid-19 cases in a Tibetan community, a total of 156 have tested positive at...

India aims to inoculate 300 million people against Covid-19 by Aug’21

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’21) – New global Covid-19 cases have been dropping for six consecutive weeks while in India daily increase in new cases...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Stay Connected

6,190FansLike
705FollowersFollow
7,109FollowersFollow
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Pilot project launched to enable North America Tibetans to pay their Tibetan Green Book contributions online

(TibetanReview.net, Mar02’21) – The exile Tibetan administration has launched a pilot project for North American Tibetans to enable them to register and...

156 Covid-19 cases reportedly detected at Guyto Monastery, Dharamshala

(TibetanReview.net, Mar02’21) – In a significant outbreak of Covid-19 cases in a Tibetan community, a total of 156 have tested positive at...

China curbed foreign journalists’ work on Covid-19 pretexts, used some as pawns in diplomatic disputes

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’21) – Foreign journalists working in China have seen a "rapid decline in media freedom" in 2020 with Beijing using coronavirus...

Chinese gov’t exaggerating its role in poverty elimination?

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’21) – China’s claim that it has lifted 100 million people out of poverty and eliminated absolute poverty needs to be...

India aims to inoculate 300 million people against Covid-19 by Aug’21

(TibetanReview.net, Mar01’21) – New global Covid-19 cases have been dropping for six consecutive weeks while in India daily increase in new cases...