China Issues Handbook Of Warning Tibetan Monks Against All Protests

The local Chinese authorities in Ngaba county in the South Western Chinese province Sichuan has issued a handbook in a red cover to the local Tibetan monks of the Kirti monastery whose title was targeted as a book of law for monastery according to Central Tibetan Administraion. The book primarily declares any form of peaceful protest as well as sharing of information about inside Tibet to outside the country as a serious crime prosecutable by law.

“On 28 July 2016, the Chinese authorities in Ngaba district issued a handbook, containing a set of decrees, criminalising all forms of peaceful protest, silent march, self immolation and the use of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s portrait during protest as an act of “disrupting social stability”.” said the report by CTA website.

The hand book was written in both Tibetan and Chinese which according to the report, the Chinese authorities had gathered all the representatives of the monastery to a meeting to declare the enforcement of handbook in all the monasteries in Ngaba county.

The book has been distributed among each and every monk in those monasteries with strict instructions upon the monks to abide by it.

“Since 2009, a total of 144 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in protest against the Chinese government’s repressive policies in Tibetan areas. Many such protests have taken place in Ngaba region, especially by the monks of Kirti monastery.” said the report describing the situation inside Tibet.

Cases of arresting Tibetans in Tibet in regard to involvement in some social media groups that consisted of Tibetans in exile have come out on several occasions and they face charges such as engaging in separatist activities against the Chinese motherland.

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