Dharamshala’s Stunt Star, Lion Man’s Marriage Questioned In New Zealand

Dharamshala’s stunt star, the Lion man’s marriage to Patricia has been questioned in New Zealand and he is now facing deportation from the country according to the report from NZherald this morning. The Tibetan refugee who is on an interim visa to the country has been granted 42 days to appeal his liability for deportation according to the report.

“Dorjee and Patricia Tsering have certificates saying they are married in the eyes of Tibetan and Indian law – but Immigration New Zealand doubts they have a valid relationship and after it carried out an early morning visit to the couple’s Dunedin home, he now faces deportation.” said the report in NZherald.

The immigration officials had made an unexpected visit to the couple On October 3 morning at their Dunedin home around 7am to 8am to investigate their living arrangements and question them. Due to small number of items belonging to the wife found at the apartment had made the official question the elements of ”credibility, genuine partnership and stable partnership” in the couple’s relationship.

However, the couple are strongly fighting against the official question acknowledging their loves for each other. Despite the age difference between the couple where Tsering Dorjee who is 28 and Patricia Goldsmith who is 54 asserts that their relationship is genuine and lasting according to the report.

“Tsering Dorjee a Tibetan refugee met his wife, a Dunedin woman Patricia Goldsmith, in India in July last year. The couple were married weeks later, on August 5. They came to New Zealand after Mr Tsering was granted an interim visa, which expired on November 8.” said the report.

Tsering Dorjee aka the Lion man is a well known Tibetan performer in Dharamshala, India where he has performed daring stunt acts at various events such as the Miss Tibet pageant.

TJ editor

Editor at Tibetan Journal

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