HC Deb 08 May 1912 vol 38 c543W
Sir J. D. REES

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India if he can give the House any information regarding the situation in Thibet?


According to the latest information, from a trustworthy source, dated 28th April, fighting at Lhasa had been continuous, and 900 Tibetans and 300 Chinese had been killed. It was said that 10,000 Tibetan troops and 10,000 monk volunteers were surrounding 1,000 Chinese troops. The latter had occupied the house of the Dalai Lama's brother and arrested his wife and children. No. damage had been done to the Lhasa temple, the Sera monastery, or the Dalai Lama's palace; but some buildings in the south of the town had been burned. The Tashi Lama was said to be at Kamba Jong.