US Ambassadors Refuse Tibetan Girls Visas To Play Soccer

If ever Tibetans needed a reminder that the US State Department is no friend of Tibet, then they were presented with damning evidence of that reality on Friday February 24.

Officials in US Embassies in Delhi India and Kathmandu denied short stay tourist visas to a Tibetan girls soccer team which had been invited to take part in a tournament in Dallas, Texas.

Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz, her staff at US Embassy, Kathmandu refused visas to Tibetan soccer team

Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz, her staff at US Embassy, Kathmandu refused visas to Tibetan soccer team

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Despite the best efforts of organizers, the provision of documentation, and proof of sponsorship, the hopes of these girls to represent Tibet in a prominent competition was cruelly dashed. No clear reasons have been provided beyond the insistence that they have ‘no good reason to travel’ to the US.

Ms MaryKay Carlson Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. Her officials refused cisas to Tibetan soccer team

Ms MaryKay Carlson Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. Her officials refused visas to Tibetan soccer team

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Of course subscribers to our Blog will already be aware of what lies behind this politicized rejection, the State Department’s appeasement of China, especially regarding the bogus claim that Tibet is ‘part of China’. So sensitive on this are officials within the department that any suggestion of the US encouraging, endorsing or associating with the notion of Tibetan national identity is strictly avoided.

Which explains the heartless denial issued by embassy staff. It is difficult to conceive that this decision was made without the knowledge or endorsement of the heads of mission.

Anyone wishing to express their concern and opposition to this decision may tweet to:

@USAmbIndia  (Ms MaryKay Carlson  Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy in New Delhi)

@USAmbNepal (Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz, US Embassy, Kathmandu)

 

Nepal’s Authorities Arrest Tibetans For Celebrating Dalai Lama’s Birthday

Graphic from @tibettruth

Once again the Nepalese authorities have revealed where their allegiances rest, forgotten now is the solidarity. generosity and compassion shown by exiled Tibetans towards the people of Nepal during the earthquake that devastated that country in 2015. As Tibetans in Kathmandu gathered to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday this week the Nepalese authorities, ever keen to impress their Chinese paymasters, sent in the police to beat and arrest Tibetans, while tearing down images of the Dalai Lama. What short memories the politicians and police force of Nepal has!

Nepal’s Cowards Doing China’s Dirty Work

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When Tibetans engage in justified and legitimate protests at the apathy and cynical inaction of the United Nations, which offers platitudes as China terrorizes Tibet’s people, it would be hoped that their right to dissent and peaceful demonstration would be respected. Not, sadly in Nepal, a nation that has allied itself with China’s regime to such an extent it seizes any opportunity to abuse, oppress and intimidate the Tibetan community living there.