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China imposes “harsh policies of repression on Buddhists” across Tibet plateau: USCIRF Annual Report 2015

China imposes “harsh policies of repression on Buddhists” across Tibet plateau: USCIRF Annual Report 2015

DHARAMSALA, May 5: Recommending the US State Department to re-designate China as a “country of particular concern” (CPC), where “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” are perpetrated or tolerated, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its 2015 Annual Report states that China imposes “harsh policies of repression on Buddhists” across the Tibetan plateau.

Sikyong Sangay displaying his skills.

Sikyong Sangay inaugurates renovated Gangkyi basketball ground

DHARAMSALA, May 4: The political head of the Tibetan people, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay on May 2 inaugurated the basketball ground at Gangchen Kyishong which had been undergoing renovation for nearly a year.

‘International Buddha Poornima Diwas Celebration 2015’ to be held in New Delhi

DHARAMSALA, Apr 30: A historic international event will be held in New Delhi on May 4 to celebrate this year’s ‘Buddha Poornima’, recognized as one of the most important religious festivals by Buddhists across the world.

His Holiness and CTA express sadness over Nepal earthquake tragedy, make generous contributions

DHARAMSALA, Apr 27: The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration have expressed deep sadness at the devastation caused by the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Nepal and parts of Tibet and India.

His Holiness and Arch Bishop Desmond TuTu visits Upper TCV School for birthday celebrations

His Holiness and Arch Bishop Desmond TuTu visits Upper TCV School for birthday celebrations

DHARAMSALA, Apr 19: One day the Chinese government will discover that freedom is cheaper than oppression, said Arch Bishop Reverend Desmond Tutu at Upper TCV School, Dharamsala.

An undated photo of Lomig.

Tibetan writer Lomig arbitrarily arrested in restive Ngaba County

DHARAMSALA, April 22: Chinese authorities have arbitrarily arrested an outspoken Tibetan writer on Apr 17 from restive Ngaba County, traditionally part of Amdo Province but presently incorporated into Sichuan Province.

CTA urges international community and Tibet supporters to call for Panchen Lama’s release on ‘International Solidarity Day with Tibet’

CTA urges international community and Tibet supporters to call for Panchen Lama’s release on ‘International Solidarity Day with Tibet’

DHARAMSALA, Apr 21: The Central Tibetan Administration today called upon the international community and Tibet supporters worldwide to join Tibetans in an appeal for the release of 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, one of the most revered religious leaders in Tibet on the 20th anniversary of his disappearance which coincides with the International Solidarity Day with Tibet on May […]

Tibetan father of seven dies after self-immolation protest in restive Ngaba county

Tibetan father of seven dies after self-immolation protest in restive Ngaba county

DHARAMSALA, Apr 20: Ney Kyab, a 45-yr-old Tibetan father of seven children has died after setting himself on fire on Apr 16 in restive Ngaba County in eastern Tibet.

Yeshi Khando in an undated photo.

Tibetan Buddhist nun succumbs to burn injuries after self-immolation protest

DHARAMSALA, Apr 10: A Tibetan Buddhist nun has set herself on fire on Apr 8 in Drango County of Kardze Prefecture in traditional Kham Province of Tibet, calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans.

From left to right: Ani Gelek, former student of Trulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, Speaker Penpa Tsering, Bawa Kelsang Gyaltsen, member of Tibetan Parliament and Dorje Tseten, Asia Director of Students for a Free Tibet.

Tibetans in Dharamsala launch global campaign demanding medical parole for Trulku Tenzin Delek

DHARAMSALA, April 8: On the 13th anniversary of the imprisonment of Trulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a widely respected Tibetan reincarnate lama, Students for a Free Tibet-India and Trulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche Service Community launched a global campaign at an event held on Apr 7 at the TCV Day School, Mcleod Ganj urging world leaders to pressure the Chinese government to release the Buddhist teacher, known to be in critical health, on medical parole.