Dharamshala — Sources coming out of Tibet say Tibetan woman was detained by Chinese authorities in Ngaba County, north-eastern Tibet for staging peaceful protest against China's repressive policies in Tibet.
Mang-Ga, 33, took to the main street of Meruma Yultso in Ngaba County, carrying a portrait of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Chinese authorities arrived at the scene within minutes and arrested her.
"Mang-Ga was arrested after she staged a solo protest against China's repressive policies in Tibet, around 12:00 am on March 1," Ven Kanyag Tsering, a monk with close contacts in the Tibetan region, told the Tibet Post International (TPI).
The source also added that "Mang-Ga is the eighth of nine children. His father's name is Tsepe and mother's name is Pema Kyab. She has a 14-years old daughter called "Gang-Gi Lhamo, at the time of her arrest."
The Chinese crackdown in Meruma township in 2008, where local Tibetans had resisted a campaign to enforce loyalty to the Communist Party by compelling the display of Chinese flag, has led to continued arrests and torture and imprisonment. Mang-Ga was among the protesters, who was detained, questioned and being tortured in police custody for eight months.
"Mang-Ga, a native of village no. 1 of Meruma town, Ngaba County in Amdo Region of north-eastern Tibet Tibet (Ch: Aba County, Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in the north-west of Sichuan Province)," Ven Tsering added, saying "His current conditions remain unknown."
"Following the demonstration, a large number of security forces have been deployed in the area," Ven Tsering said, adding, "all communications in Ngaba County and surrounding areas were severely restricted and they also have blocked all Internet lines in these areas since September 10, 2015, except for Chinese government offices and institutions."
The Ngaba area has been under military lock-down since major protests were held in the area following the spread of protests across the Tibetan plateau beginning in March, 2008. The Chinese authorities are clamping down on the contents of popular social media, and particularly on the posting of photos, videos, and text that could be considered to be anti-China.
Most parts of Tibet have suffered severe crackdowns and been under heightened restrictions and controls in the past six decades, that China calls it a "peaceful liberation". But Tibetans describe a systematic repression, excluded from positions of power and imprisoned.
China's invasion of Tibet and its continuous implementation of harsh policies to crackdown the freedom of Tibetans living inside Tibet have triggered Tibetans to resort to more extreme forms of resistance.