As a result of the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and one

hundred thousand Tibetans fled to India and Nepal. Among the original refugees were 55 monks from Namgyal Monastery. After His Holiness the Dalai Lama was granted asylum in the Northern Indian town of Dharamsala, Namgyal Monastery was re-established very nearby the new residence of His Holiness. To this day, nearly fifty years later, the Tibetan religious, artistic and intellectual traditions are being preserved and maintained through the cooperative effort

The recent protests mark the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising of 1959 when anti-Chinese and anticommunist demonstration s erupted on the streets of Lhasa, and were put down by force.

As a result of the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and one hundred thousand Tibetans fled to India and Nepal. Among the original refugees were 55 monks from Namgyal Monastery. After His Holiness the Dalai Lama was granted asylum in the Northern Indian town of Dharamsala, Namgyal Monastery was re-established very nearby the new residence of His Holiness. To this day, nearly fifty years later, the Tibetan religious, artistic and intellectual traditions are being preserved and maintained through the cooperative effort of the Dalai Lama and the Namgyal monks.

Beijing Mao Ze Dong et le chef de la délégation tibétaine Ngapoi Ngawang Jigmei _ Entrée des troupes chinoises à Lhassa.

Tibetan Red Guard students during the Cultural Revolution.1972

Two people were killed by one Tibeten on the street

The Chinese police, which had been watching the monastery since the beginning of the protests (last March 10), opened fire on the crowd. According to information from the Tibetan government in exile, about 20,000 Tibetans of Sichuan have protested in solidarity with the Tibetan monks. Of the 20 certified victims of the repression, 9 have been identified: among these are young men of 15 and 17 years old.

The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, arrived Saturday at a memorial to Gandhi in New Delhi for a public interfaith meeting to pray for people killed in recent uprisings in the Tibet area.

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