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Tibet, an innately peaceful country, has seen more than its fair share of violence. When the 13th Dalai Lama fled Chinese oppression and arrived in India, Tibet was crumbling. A direct assault on their culture and traditions and a threat to their life and property, left Tibetans overwhelmingly insecure.

jokhang-temple-fire-raises-concern-tibet-2018 Dharamshala — Last week videos showing Lhasa's Jokhang temple in flames circulated social media sparking concerns for Tibetans all over the world. In the aftermath of the fire on February 17, questions have also emerged over Chinese censoring of the ...
On February 17 — one day after the Tibetan New Year or Losar, the most important traditional festival for Tibetans — a fire broke out in Lhasa's Jokhang Temple, one of the holiest and most politically sensitive sites in Tibet. A number of netizens immediately posted pictures and videos as well as prayers on ...
A preliminary investigation into the cause of last weekend's fire at Jokhang Temple in Tibet has ruled out arson, according to a state media report citing local authorities, which also confirmed that all of the monastery's prized relics had escaped unscathed. Li Bin, deputy director of police in the region's ...
Chinese authorities in the Tibetan capital Lhasa have closed the Jokhang temple, a major pilgrimage site, for three days following a fire that broke out in the temple compound at the weekend. The move raised fears among Tibetans that the Feb. 17 fire may have caused damage not yet revealed to the ...
Jokhang Temple, one of Tibet's holiest Buddhist temples which caught fire on Saturday, has been reopened amid official media reports today that the iconic monastery in Lhasa has not suffered much damage. The temple, considered to be the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism in the remote Himalayan ...
"At this point in time, I cannot comment much until the cause of the fire is brought to light but it is disturbing to see tragic accidents take place at Jokhang temple premises, one of the most hallowed sites in Tibet and a UNESCO World Heritage site," CTA's Minister for Religion and Culture Karma Gelek Yuthok ...
Lhasa, Feb 19 (IANS) Lhasa's Jokhang Temple, one of the most renowned and sacred temples in Tibetan Buddhism, has returned to its normal activities after a fire broke out at its premises over the weekend with no casualties, authorities said on Monday. Barkhor market, which surrounds the temple, had ...
The most important Tibetan pilgrimage site, the Jokhang Temple in old Lhasa, was ablaze on Saturday night but few details have been released by the Chinese government about the extent of the damage. The 7th Century Tibetan building, which sprawls over 2.5 hectares, is protected by law and is listed ...
BEIJING — A fire broke out on Saturday at one of the most hallowed sites in Tibet, the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, a day after the start of the traditional Tibetan New Year celebrations, official Chinese news media reported. A brief bulletin issued by The Tibet Daily said the fire had broken out in the evening but ...


 

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