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Tibet in History this Week

August 23, 2010

Tibetan Review
August 22, 2010

Aug 15, 1906: In a treaty without Tibet's
participation, Britain recognizes Chinese suzerainty over Tibet.

Aug 15, 1980: The second fact-finding delegation
of the exile Tibetan government returned to India
after nearly three months. The visit was cut
short by six days, following what was called by a
group of foreign journalists as the "Lhasa
incident" of Jul 28, when there was a massive
public display of loyalty to the Dalai Lama.

Aug 17, 1951: The Dalai Lama returned to Lhasa
from Tibet's border town of Dromo (Yatung), after
the 17-Point Agreement was signed on May 23,
hoping to renegotiate a more favourable treaty with China.

Aug 20, 2001: Professor Samdhong Rinpoche became
the first directly elected head of the exile Tibetan government.

Aug 20, 1985: Tibet TV Station was set up.

Aug 20, 1969: During Question Hour in the Lok
Sabha, the Lower House of Parliament, India's
External Affairs Minister, Mr Dinesh Singh, said
India was considering whether to raise the
question of suppression of human rights in Tibet
at the UN. He expressed India's distress to learn
of the violation of the rights of the Tibetans.

Aug 23, 1939: The Tibetan government at Lhasa
declared Lhamo Dhondup of Taktser village in Amdo
province to be the 14th Dalai Lama while the
search party bringing him to Lhasa was still en route.

Aug 23, 1965: The Tibet Autonomous Region was set
up officially on the basis of the 158th Meeting
of the State Council, China's cabinet.

Aug 23, 1991: The UN Sub-Commission on Preventive
of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,
Geneva, passed a "Situation in Tibet" Resolution
(1991/10), expressing concern at "continuing
reports of violations of fundamental human rights
and freedoms which threaten the distinct
cultural, religious and national identity of the
Tibetan people." It was the first UN resolution
on Tibet after the General Assembly resolution of 1965.
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