tibet-post-header
Tibet: News Tibet Tension Mounts in Ngaba Tibet, Over 300 Monks Arrested

Tension Mounts in Ngaba Tibet, Over 300 Monks Arrested

E-mail Print
23april20100818Dharamshala: - Around 9 pm on April 21, armed soldiers, police officers and ‘special police' (Duijing) deployed around all of the monastic residences in the Kirti compound to seal them off, and then arrested over 300 monks, following a preconceived plan. They put them into 10 trucks of the largest size, and took them away. According to what local people have heard, they have been taken either to Dujiangyan or to Tashi Ling (Li Xian).

According to a report by Ven. Kanyak Tsering, the media coordinator of Dharamshala based Kirti Monastery, From about 4 pm Beijing time on the 21st for the next 24 hours, there were no telephone signals whatsoever. At about 5 pm Beijing time on the 22nd, five large trucks of the type used in the previous night's arrests pulled into the monastery. Their registration plates and other writing on the sides had been covered up, so it is supposed that they plan to arrest more monks tonight.

The doors to the rooms of the monks arrested last night have been sealed, or marked with notices saying it is forbidden to open them. It is particularly disturbing that as the monks were driven away, the group of over 200 mainly old people who had been waiting around the entrance of the monastery since April 12 out of concern that something like this was going to happen were mercilessly beaten when they tried to prevent it. People had their arms and legs broken, one old woman had her leg broken in three places, and cloth was stuffed in their mouths to stifle their screams.

Among them Dongko of upper Tawa, aged 60, and 65 year old Sherkyi of the Rako Tsang house in Naktsangma, Cha township were both killed. The people were put into four goods trucks, two went to the army camp and two went to the ‘Raybong' cemetery, and there they were released. Most of them were released b 9 am on morning of the 22nd, but a group of younger people was detained. A girl from the Nakle Losang house has been reported missing since last night, but there are no further details of their names and so on. On April 22nd, all shops and restaurants in the county town remained closed, and only military and official vehicles were on the roads.

In fact, the monks had got wind that something like this was going to happen by midday on 21st, and around 6 pm a large group of monks gathered, protesting that they could not do such a thing, and that if any of them were arrested (the rest) would stand in their way. They remained there until about 8.30 pm, when the senior official leading the present reeducation campaign came and told them emphatically that there was no such intention and that the monks should return to their rooms.

He was backed up by the monastery Khenpos and members of the Democratic Management Committee saying the same thing, and saying that if the monks did not go back to their rooms, there could be a confrontation with the army, and the monks themselves would be responsible for the consequences. The monks returned to their rooms, and a only short while later their dormitories were surrounded by special police (Duijing), and the arrests went ahead as described above.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 April 2011 11:50 )  


......


His Holiness The Dalai Lama returns to Dharamshala

His Holiness The Dalai Lama returns to Dharamshala

Dharamshala:- The spiritual leader of Ti...

Exiled delegation calls on Indian MPs to support Tibet cause

Exiled delegation calls on Indian MPs to support Tibet cause

New Delhi: - As the newly elected member...

Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh

Tibetan women's group organized a series of actions in Ladakh

Leh, Ladakh: - The Tibetan Women's Assoc...

Tibetans urge BRICS leaders to address the Tibet's grievances

Tibetans urge  BRICS leaders to address the Tibet's grievances

Dharamshala: - Tibetan NGOs in exile urg...

Allow fact-finding mission to Tibet: Tibetan Parliament to China

Allow fact-finding mission to Tibet: Tibetan Parliament to China

Dharamshala: - The Dharamshala, India ba...

Tibetan admin. dedicates 2014 as Year of HH the Great 14th Dalai Lama

Tibetan admin. dedicates 2014 as Year of HH the Great 14th Dalai Lama

Dharamshala: - As the Central Tibetan Ad...

Tibetan NGO observes Int'l Day in support of Victims of Torture

Tibetan NGO observes Int'l Day in support of Victims of Torture

Dharamshala, 26 June 2014: - The Tibetan...

Indo-Tibetan event held to foster friendship and awareness on Tibet

Indo-Tibetan event held to foster friendship and awareness on Tibet

Dharamshala: The Himalayan Parivar, a Ti...

Advertisements

In order to view this object you need Flash Player 9+ support!

Get Adobe Flash player
Joomla! Slideshow

Online Translation

English Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Croatian Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swahili Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish