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China deploys security forces to prevent Tibetans from protesting water diversion project

Chinese authorities are forcibly implementing a river diversion project that will have disastrous consequences on the availability water sources for local Tibetan farmers and their herds of cattle in Chumar (Ch: Quma) Township in Bayan Khar (Ch: Hualong) Hui Autonomous County, Tsoshar (Ch: Haidong) Prefecture, Qinghai Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. Tibetans living in five villages of the Chakchu area will be affected by the project that began this month to divert Chakchu (also known as ‘Drampa’) river. The predominantly farming communities in Traseng, Dro, Gonpo Gyu, Achok and Adhey villages are concerned that they will face water scarcity …

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TCHRD organizes workshop on rights-based approach to gender equality and women’s empowerment

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) in association with Jagori Grameen organised a three-day workshop on the ‘Rights-based Approach to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment’ from 25 to 27 June 2018 at the premises of Jagori Grameen in Sidhbari near Dharamsala. A total of 30 participants including students, teachers, farmers, nuns, entrepreneurs, tour guides, human rights researchers, members of regional chapters of Tibetan Women’s Association and a trainer on gender sensitisation and gender equality travelled from different parts of India and Nepal to attend the workshop.

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Chinese authorities threaten family to hand over former Tibetan political prisoner who lives in exile

In a shocking case of reprisals against a former Tibetan political prisoner living in India, Chinese authorities have subjected his family members including his elderly mother to illegal detention in Pema (Ch: Baima) County in Golok (Ch: Guoluo) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. The family was threatened of severe consequences if they failed to hand over the former political prisoner to the authorities.

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