Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Mon 28, Jul 2014 11:44 AM (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
Lhasa - Shigatse rail line operational from August
Tibetan exiles commemorate 100 years of Shimla Convention
Violence in Gaza "unthinkable", says the Dalai Lama
Tibetan commerce body holds two-day workshop for young entrepreneurs
Reports of Dalai Lama being unwell not true, says a close aide
Tibetan legislators lobby Indian MPs for Tibet
Three Tibetans arrested in Sog County
Tibetan monk commits suicide in protest against religious repression
Chinese activist Hu Jia beaten up by 'plain clothed men'
Tibetan monk freed after serving sentence
 Latest Photo News
Monks repairing road leading towards Tsuglakhang before the arrival of the Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama from New Delhi. Incessant rain has caused the roads to wear out leaving huge potholes often leading to accidents. July 21, 2014/Phayul Photo/Kunsang Gashon
7 Petitioners lie on the pavement outside offices of China Youth Daily, after they drank pesticides to commit suicide. 12 people are being treated in hospitals after two separate incidents of mass suicide bids to publicize forced acquisition of land by government/16-7-2014, Telegraph
Incessant rain in Tibet's capital Lhasa has led to flooding in various parts of the city, including the sacred Jhokhang Temple/Photo/Lhasa Sonam's FB page
more photos »
Advertisement
Thousands of Tibetans protest Chinese mining activities in Driru
Phayul[Wednesday, May 29, 2013 23:56]
Thousands of Tibetans protest against Chinese mining activities in Driru, eastern Tibet on May 24, 2013.
Thousands of Tibetans protest against Chinese mining activities in Driru, eastern Tibet on May 24, 2013.
DHARAMSHALA, May 29: Thousands of Tibetans took part in a major protest against Chinese mining activities last week in Driru region of eastern Tibet.

According to the Dharamshala based Central Tibetan Administration, over 4,500 Tibetans gathered near Naglha Zamba, a sacred hill rich in mineral resources, to protest against its exploitation by Chinese miners on May 24.

Chinese authorities responded by deploying over 50 military convoys at the protest site, giving rise to a “tense situation” in Driru region, according to CTA. Three Tibetans were reportedly killed by landslide while on their way to the protest site.

“Despite appeals from the local Tibetans against the mining activities in the region, the local authorities tried to dupe them by saying that the project will bring development and benefit for the region,” CTA said.

In August last year, Chinese security personnel in Markham region of eastern Tibet shot dead a Tibetan man for taking part in an anti-mining protest.

Around a thousand Tibetans had marched to the Chinese-owned mining site in Markham, protesting the large-scale operations, which they said was environmentally hazardous. Chinese security personnel responded by firing tear gas and live rounds on the protesters, leading to the death of the Tibetan male identified as Nyima and the arrest of six others.

In September 2011, China announced plans to spend 300 billion yuan (US$46.89 billion) on 226 key projects ranging from railway and dam building to mining and promoting tourism in Tibet within the next five years.

According to China’s official statistics, the Tibetan plateau has China's largest chromium and copper reserves with most of its rich iron, gold, silver, potassium, oil, and natural gas reserves unexploited.

Tibetans have long argued that China’s grand projects in Tibet are planned and implemented without consultation, consent, and knowledge of the local Tibetans.

The Central Tibetan Administration maintains that Beijing, “under the guise of economic and social development, encourages the migration of Chinese population to Tibet, marginalising the Tibetans in economic, educational, political and social spheres.”
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Thousands of Tibetans protest Chinese mining activities in Driru
TPPRC workshop on youth leadership concludes with Sikyong’s address
Breaking: Tibet burns with another self-immolation, Toll reaches 118
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 © 2004-2014 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement