Historic Protests by Tibetan community in Nepal བརྙན་འཕྲིན།

Nepal has been one of the few places in the ‘free world’ that has historically prevented their Tibetan community from staging demonstrations and vigils against Chinese actions in Tibet. But that all changed this March. Whether the reason lies in the changing Nepalese political system which has seen fit to allow the greater freedoms, or in the enormity of the uprisings in Tibet, which resulted in the unstoppable determination of the Tibetans to carry out the previously disallowed protests, the Kathmandu demonstrations have been some of the most vigorous in the worldwide Tibetan diaspora society.

To discuss these events and their future implications for the Tibetan community in Nepal, Kunleng invites Ven. Yungdrung Gyaltsen, member of Tibetan Parliament in exile,Tashi Phuntsok, an active social services worker in Nepal, and Sonam Sherpa, Joint Secretary of the Nepal Center, New York.

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