Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 24, Aug 2019 08:50 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
Photo News
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
CTA assures continued support to FTCI for the sustainability of settlements
Beijing should end its war on faiths: US ambassador for religious freedom
Propaganda blinds Chinese students to Hong Kong protests: China researcher at HRW
Australian state education board to discontinue ‘Confucius classroom program’
Case No. 20 wraps up hearing, verdict awaited
Expelled nuns subjected to psychological and sexual abuse in Chinese detention centers: Tibetan researcher
His Holiness reassures Tibetans of his "excellent health"
Tibetans in Dharamshala march in solidarity with Hong Kong
CTA will lobby for a revised, updated Tibet Policy Act : President Sangay
OHHDL Secretary says Chinese people's support inevitable to resolve Tibet issue
 Latest Photo News
Nearly 3000 Students from eight countries listened to teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Three day annual teachings for youth began today. June 3, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being escorted to the teaching site at Tsuglakhang temple, May 13, 2019. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon
More than a thousand Tibetans, Uyghurs and supporters protest in Paris to denounce China's repression in Tibet. Xi Jinping will be on an official visit to France from Monday. Under a canopy of flags with snow lions, protesters marched from the Trocadero Human Rights Square to the Peace Wall at the other end of the Champ de Mars. 25 March 2019. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Chinese language textbooks ripped as students demand books in Tibetan
Phayul[Friday, March 09, 2012 07:13]
DHARAMSHALA, March 9: Tibetan school students in Rebkong, eastern Tibet carried out a large protest calling for language rights after they were issued textbooks in Chinese language.

Around 700 students of the Rebkong County National Middle School, Rongwo Town, took part in the protests Sunday, March 4.

London based Free Tibet in a release yesterday said the students were “enraged” when they found their textbooks were in Chinese language upon their return to the boarding school after holidays.

“The students from grade 1 and 2 (about ten classes) of the senior section were enraged to discover that their new textbooks for politics, history, geography, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics, which were previously in Tibetan, were now in Chinese,” the release said.

“They started ripping the books up and tried to march into the town to call for language rights.”

However, the students were stopped by their teachers and headmaster from proceeding any further.

According to the group, the teachers feared that the consequences of protesting, for both the school and the students, would be much more severe than usual given the ongoing wave of self-immolations and protests in Tibet.

In order to quell the situation, the vice-director of the County Education Bureau visited the school and explained that the Chinese language textbooks were issued, as Tibetan textbooks could not be printed on time.

Although the students were assured that Tibetan textbooks would be ready by September this year, the release said the students were “dubious” about the explanation.

“China’s policy to eliminate Tibetan language, in an effort to erode Tibetan identity, is reflective of the daily abuses bringing ordinary Tibetans to protest in increasing numbers,” the release quoted a former teacher as saying.

“These young students, like a growing number of Tibetans, are using protest to demand change on the issues that matter to them.”

In October 2010, thousands of school students in Rebkong had marched on the streets, protesting a Chinese government decision to replace Tibetan with Chinese language as the medium of instruction in Tibetan schools.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Statement of TYC on the 53rd Anniversary of the 10th March Uprising
Time to change Middle-Way Policy: TYC
The Dalai Lama not to issue March 10 Statement, Will attend function
Chinese language textbooks ripped as students demand books in Tibetan
Violence can never bring lasting resolution: the Dalai Lama
Photo Galleries
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online