Tibetan Women's Association

Official statement on extreme assault case in Tenzinghang

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TWA’s official statement on the case of extreme assault on a Tibetan woman by fellow Tibetans in Tenzinghang

The Tibetan Women’s Association is shocked, appalled and dismayed over the July 16 instance of assault on a Tibetan woman in the remote region of Tenzinghang, a Tibetan settlement 160 kms from Bomdilla in Arunachal Pradesh with a population of 800 people in four camps.

 

In a horrendous turn of events, the perpetrators beat the victim, stripped her naked and forcibly took her to the main market where they abused her in public view, much to the utter dismay of the public.

 

Such cases indicate the continuing violence against Tibetan Women and the need to create a gender sensitive society. This case has even raised furor from our homeland with writer Jamyang Kyi condemning such acts and expressing concern over the prevalence of such violent discrimination against Tibetan Women.

 

TWA’s vice president Samten Chodon along with staff Tenzin Dickey is visiting Tenzinghang at the end of August to fully investigate what has taken place, to assess the present situation and to offer support to the victim.

We will issue a post-visit report detailing our observations and our actions.

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