SFT-India organizes public discussion to mark 100 years of Shimla Convention

SFT-India organizes public discussion to mark 100 years of Shimla Convention

DHARAMSALA, July 24: Shimla convention reminds the world that Tibet was once historically independent and the Tibetan people have the right to self determination, said Professor Dibyesh Anand at a public discussion held on July 23 in Mcleod Ganj to mark 100 years since the convention was held between Tibet, China and British India.

US Rep. Jim McGovern addressing the gathering on July 21. Photo:

US Congressman McGovern announces introduction of pro-Tibet bill

DHARAMSALA, July 22: US Congressman James McGovern said he’s been frustrated with the ‘lack of imagination’ from the U.S. State Department and the international community in coming up with ‘creative ways to put pressure on China to open up Tibet and change some of their abusive policies’, according to a report on

The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation meets H D Deve Gowda, former prime minister of India and a member of Parliament, in New Delhi, on 16 July 2014

Tibetan Parliamentary delegation concludes lobbying campaign in the Indian capital

DHARAMSALA, July 21: A group of Tibetan parliamentarians successfully concluded a week-long lobbying campaign in the Indian capital on Sunday after meeting prominent Indian political leaders from across party lines.

Three Tibetans arrested in restive Sog county

Three Tibetans arrested in restive Sog county

DHARAMSALA, July 19: A large number of Chinese police arrived in restive Sog county in traditional Kham province of Tibet on July 9 and arbitrarily arrested three native Tibetans without providing any explanation.

Senior US Congressman urges China to allow access to Tibet

DHARAMSALA, July 18: For the past five decades the Chinese Communist Party has ruled Tibet harshly and treated the Tibetan people with disdain, said a senior member of the US House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

China makes 2 incursions in just 3 days in Ladakh sector

DHARAMSALA, July 17: Even as the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping indulged in bonhomie emphasizing the need to strengthen bilateral ties and resolve the boundary dispute between the two countries at the recently held BRICS summit in Brazil, China’s People’s Liberation Army indulged in yet another intrusion into Indian territory.

Representatives of the Dharamsala-based NGOs during the press conference.

Tibetans urge BRICS leaders to talk Tibet with Xi in Brazil

DHARAMSALA, July 15: A group of Tibetan NGOs urged leaders of Brazil, South Africa, Russia and India to formally discuss the critical situation in Tibet with Chinese leader, Xi Jinping when they meet him for the sixth BRICS summit to be held in Brazil from July 15 to 16.

Ngagchung in an undated photo.

Tibetan political prisoner released in poor condition upon completion of 6 years’ jail term

DHARAMSALA, July 15: A Tibetan political prisoner sentenced to six years imprisonment for sending information outside Tibet during the pan-Tibetan uprising in 2008 was released in extremely poor health condition on July 8 after the completion of his sentence.

An undated photo of Sherkyab

China arrests young Tibetan monk after lone protest

DHARAMSALA, July 14: Chinese authorities in eastern Tibet have arrested a young Tibetan Buddhist monk for carrying out a lone protest demanding freedom for Tibetans in Tibet and calling for the return of the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama from exile.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, from left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and China's President Xi Jinping talk as they leave the stage after Xi addressed the Opening Session of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014. Photo: Photographer: Jim Bourg/AFP/Getty Images

US investigates Tibetan writer’s house arrest, urges China to respect basic rights of Tibetan people

DHARAMSALA, July 10: Following Beijing’s two-day detention at home of a well known Tibetan writer-activist, Tsering Woeser and her husband, the US is now investigating why the Tibetan writer was prevented from attending a private dinner on women’s issue at the US Embassy in Beijing