Tibetans detained deprived of adequate food and medical care


Tibet [China], September 17 (ANI): More than 100 Tibetans, who were recently detained by Chinese authorities in Kardze prefecture, Sichuan, have reportedly been denied adequate food, medical care and clothing.

At least 121 residents of Dza Wonpo township in Sershul (Chinese, Shiqu) county of Kardze have been arrested over the past three weeks in a crackdown by authorities on language rights and possession of banned images of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, Radio Free Asia (RFA) sources reported.

Many were members of a local group promoting the use of the Tibetan language, now replaced by government order by Chinese as the sole means of classroom instruction in local schools, a Tibetan living in exile told RFA, citing local sources.

“Although there are many groups working for the preservation of the Tibetan language, the Chinese authorities are mainly focusing this time on one of these groups, called the Association for the Preservation of the Tibetan Language,” said the source of RFA, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The Chinese government is now drastically reducing ethnic Tibetans’ access to education in their own language, the source said, adding, “And this has led Tibetans to resist these attempts, and so we see many rights activists. linguistic repressed and arrested. , Chinese authorities also threatened to close a Tibetan school if they did not provide classroom instruction exclusively in Chinese, while the government also announced a ban on private lessons in an attempt to ease the burden on children and parents. .

But around 68% of the tutoring industry in Shanghai is facilitated in English, and that could be one of the main reasons for Beijing’s decision, Radio Free Asia reported.

Chinese authorities are also preparing for increased control over Tibetan Buddhism, where monasteries are prohibited from giving traditional monastic education, which is an integral part of Tibetan Buddhism.

On the contrary, monks and nuns are subjected to regular “patriotic education” and other political campaigns which are fundamentally against the basic tenets of Tibetan Buddhism.

Due to the Chinese occupation, Tibet‘s environment has been destroyed, resources have been exploited and transported illegally, and rivers have been polluted. Their occupation has deprived Tibetans of their basic rights and the human rights situation in Tibet continues to deteriorate and worsen every year under the oppressive and repressive policies of the Chinese Communist Party. (ANI)