Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sun 17, Feb 2019 09:33 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
ITFA leads tribute to the victims of Pulwama terror attack
UN experts ask China to explain crackdown on anti mining protesters
US Senators reintroduce bill to counter China’s political influence in US, worldwide
Satellite detects construction, expansion of more gulags in Tibet
SFT India holds concert in Indian capital on ‘Tibetan Independence day’
Pema Tseden’s ‘Jinpa’ wins Top honour at festival of Asian Cinema
CTA holds ‘thank you America’ event at the Capitol hill in DC
Blizzard leaves thousands of animals dead in Yushu Autonomous Prefecture
Tashi Lhunpo’s new abbot is the youngest at just 36
Chinese students petition against Tibetan girl's victory in the University Student body election
Must go to deeper level to realize we are all same, says Dalai Lama
 Latest Photo News
Winner of the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 Ritika Sharma, First Runner-up Palak Sharma and Second-Runner-up Ashima Sharma wave to the audience during the Miss Himalaya Pageant 2018 in McLeod Ganj, India, on 6 October 2018, Photo: L. Wangyal
His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives to begin his four day teaching on the request of a Taiwanese group, Tsuglakhang courtyard, Theckchen Choeling, McLeod Ganj, October . 3, 2018. OHHDL Photo/Ven. Tenzin Jamphel
Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the gathering during the 50th year celebration of Tibet Insitute Rikon. The event was attended by around 4000 people from all parts of Europe. Around 4000 people have come to attend the function organised by Tibet Institute Rikon with support of Tibetan Community in Switzerland and Liechtensein. Winterthur, September 22, 2018. Phayul photo/Norbu Wangyal
more photos »
Advertisement
Monasteries banned from teaching Tibetan language in Kham Nangchen
Phayul[Thursday, January 31, 2019 20:06]
By Tenzin Dharpo

image representational
image representational
DHARAMSHALA, Jan. 31: In yet another incident of restriction on the Tibetan language by the Chinese government, monasteries in Kham Nangchen in occupied Tibet’s eastern region are threatened with punitive measures after a government ban is put on teaching the Tibetan language.

Chinese authorities from the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department and the Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee have sent an order on December 25 in the Qinghai province banning monasteries from teaching language classes to young Tibetans during their holidays from school, according to Radio Free Asia.

An anonymous source cited by RFA said, “The Chinese government does not want to see young Tibetans being taught Tibetan language and Tibetan culture. Officials appear to fear that this will be a roadblock to realizing their goal of sinicizing Tibetan culture and identity.”

“Informal Tibetan language classes or lectures on Tibetan Buddhism by monasteries or other groups are now completely banned,” the source further said.

Chinese authorities threatened offenders of the ban will face serious consequences including being listed in government lists for persecution later on.

Tibetan language has suffered Chinese government assault in the last few decades. The threat is aggressively being pursued in the form of jailing activists, poets and intellectuals who advocate Tibetan language as well as banning them in schools and educational institutions across the plateau.

Tashi Wangchuk who is a Tibetan language activist and Shokjang, a poet, are two most recognisable faces among hundreds in the fight against Chinese government’s drive to ban the Tibetan language.

Sophie Richardson—China Director for the international rights group Human Rights Watch on Wednesday in a statement said the ban, “violates a long list of basic rights, from education to cultural life,” also adding, “Preventing Tibetan children from contact with monks and monasteries will only fuel Tibetan fears that China aims increasingly to restrict Tibetan culture and religion.”


Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Monasteries banned from teaching Tibetan language in Kham Nangchen
CTA mourns and prays for the late Defence Minister Sh. George Fernandes
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 © 2004-2019 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement