Tibetans remain under siege today. Phayul.com reported on Aug. 31, 2013, Several Tibetans beaten up as TAR deputy party secretary visits Nagchu. Reports have leaked that several Tibetans have been injured and some hospitalized as Chinese authorities in Tibet’s Nagchu County beat up at least 50 Tibetans due to allegations of their involvement in a brawl with security personnel who were deployed at a monastery that was shut down last month.
The situation has been described as tense in Nagchu as Chinese authorities have arrested several Tibetans and deployed more security forces in the area. The total number of Chinese soldiers in the region is now beyond 2000 at five different military camps which include Nagchu township, Shora, Dathang township, Rongpo monastery, Ghesoi Do and Wumkyang Sumdo. The Chinese authorities are said to be strictly monitoring all movements in and out of the area and have been intercepting of all communication lines.
In spite of appeals from the Tibetans to spare those who were involved in the brawl it has been reported the authorities came down heavily on those accused. The local Tibetan leaders from various townships and villages and monks from the monastery’s administrative body have been summoned to the local Chinese administrative premises for twenty days of thought education and have been harassed regularly.