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Tibetans arrested for celebrating the Dalai Lama's birthday

About 30 Tibetans have been arrested in the Kardze region in the former Kham Province of Tibet for celebrating the Dalai Lama's birthday on July 6th. The names of only 2 arrested persons are known; they are Kunchok Tashi and a Tibetan woman named Dzapo, both around 40 years old. The arrested are said to be members of a group that shared pictures and videos on social media and asked for prayers for the Dalai Lama. All communication channels in the region were blocked and monitoring measures were implemented.

In 2016, 10 Tibetans celebrating the Dalai Lama's birthday were sentenced to prison terms of up to 14 years. Eight years ago, several Tibetans who had gathered for a birthday party on the holy mountain, Make Pomra in Tawu in the eastern Tibetan province of Kardze, were killed by security forces shooting at the unarmed society.

Central Tibetan Administration (Dharamsala, India), July 19, 2021 // dr. Uwe Meya

Photo: CTA Dharamsala

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  1. Tsering Ngodup

    The Chinese communists and their one-man government are still in the process of destroying religion in general and Buddhism in Tibet in particular. They are against religion and say that religion is poison for the people.

    That is why they denounce the Tibetan lamas. They call them separatists, wolves in sheep's clothing, etc. Millions of people around the world respect His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a great figure in world peace. But the Chinese communists blindly denigrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama all the time. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is one who preaches peace all over the world. He can help both the Chinese and Tibetans to live in peace and harmony with one another. On the other hand, the Chinese communists claim that they have the right to elect the future Dalai Lama. Now the choice of any new lama is a religious matter with a tradition going back nearly a thousand years. In addition, a new lama is primarily elected by the members of the institution or monastery to which the new lama belongs. This means that the communist government members not only have to be religious - in this case Buddhists - but also members of the institution to which the new lama they want to choose belongs. In relation to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, they would also have to be members of the Ganden-Phodrang.

    The Chinese communists can say what they want in Tibet. You can say the sun rises in the west and everyone has to say yes, it rises in the west. If you say no, the sun comes from the east, you are branded an anarchist and put in jail and tortured without trial. That is the situation in Tibet.

    The whole world knows the situation in China in general and in Tibet in particular, but it completely ignores it because it wants to do business with communist China. Communist China exploits the natural resources in Tibet unhindered and lets Tibetans work in factories for starvation wages so that they can sell the goods cheaply in the world.

    The world will one day know. I hope not too late. Otherwise they will end up in the same situation as we Tibetans. We know that many Tibetans collaborated with the communist Chinese in the XNUMXs. We see the result today.

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