Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 18, Sep 2018 10:55 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
“The Tibetan struggle is not just political,” says Dalai Lama at Rotterdam
Dalai Lama wishes Indian PM Modi on his birthday
Dalai Lama to meet victims of alleged sexual abuse in Netherlands
Resilience in Tibetan community the goal at ‘Five and Fifty’ initiative’s third forum
Tibetan man released prior to completion of sentence from Chinese prison
I want to make a pilgrimage to China on two conditions: Dalai Lama
New Delhi signals change in Karmapa’s arrangement in India
Liverpool FC drops deal with Tibet water deal following international outcry
Tibetan Buddhist master awarded Italy's highest honour
Podium finish for Tibetans at Ladakh’s grueling ‘Khardungla challenge’ marathon
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talking to media persons on his arrival at Vilnius, Lithuania. June 12, 2018, Photo: Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the 100,000 prayer offering to Guru Padmasambhava at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 24, 2018. OHHDL Photo
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
more photos »
Advertisement
China forces Karma Monastery monks to disrobe
Phayul[Tuesday, May 08, 2012 09:10]
By Tendar Tsering

Tibetan monks are taken by the Special Branch of the People's Armed Police with their names and thier crimes on the placard in April 2008. (File photo/Boxun.com)
Tibetan monks are taken by the Special Branch of the People's Armed Police with their names and thier crimes on the placard in April 2008. (File photo/Boxun.com)
DHARAMSHALA, May 8: In a revival of Cultural Revolution tactics, monks at the Karma Monastery in Chamdo, Tibet are being forced to disrobe by Chinese officials.

The monastery itself has been placed under a heightened security clampdown with a large presence of Chinese officials and security personnel carrying out patriotic re-education campaign.

“Monks are being ordered to disrobe while the whole Karma monastery has been sealed by the Chinese security officers,” Sonam Tsering, an exile Tibetan with contacts in the region told reporters.

The patriotic re-education campaign is aimed at 'educating' the masses about 'opposing splittism', 'protecting stability' and 'backing development', by holding denunciation session of the Dalai Lama and screening propaganda shows and teaching Chinese laws and regulations.

“Many monks are fleeing the monastery as the Chinese authorities are forcing them to denounce the Dalai Lama,” Sonam added.


Following the self-immolation of Tenzin Phuntsog, a former monk at the monastery and the reported bombing of an empty municipal office in the region, last year, monks at the monastery are continuing to face severe restrictions.



Although no casualties were reported in the October blast, local Chinese authorities directed their suspicions towards Karma monastery. 

The monastery was locked down and strict restrictions were placed on its monks, resulting in the arrest of 70 monks while over 40 monks reportedly escaped into the hills.

Speaking to Phayul, the director of TCHRD, Tsering Tsomo had earlier said that most of the monks of the Karma monastery have either been arrested or have fled the monastery in order to avoid growing Chinese repression and surveillance.


"The monastery initially had over 300 monks but now not many are left,” Tsomo said.

“For instance, the dialectic department in the monastery had to be shut down as all of its 120 students left the monastery. Many monks fled to escape the repeated visits and questionings by security officials.”

The Dalai Lama has on several occasions publicly urged Tibetans inside Tibet to follow Chinese orders and denounce him to avoid torture and imprisonment.
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
violation of The Dharma (omze)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
China forces Karma Monastery monks to disrobe
49 million people used the Gormo-Lhasa railway since opening
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
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 © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement