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Drongna monastery shut down by China

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2013 is ending with bad news out of Tibet. China has shut down the Drongna monastery in Driru and has arrested a Tibetan teacher, reports on Dec. 31, 2013. In Tibet's Driru County the Chinese authorities shut down Drongna monastery and arrested the monastery's debate master Kalsang Dhondup.

Chinese armed personnel surrounded Drongna monastery and other monasteries at the time of the shutdown. Earlier eight monks of Rabten monastery who were travelling to various other places to study were detained by the Chinese authorities. Earlier in the year the administrations of several other monasteries were forcibly handed over to the Chinese police. Some other monasteries were apparently also closed due to boycotts by monks following increased repression by the Chinese government.

Driru is considered the one of the most restive regions in Tibet by the Chinese government. Beijing fears anti- government sentiments and activities are particularly intense in this region of Tibet. Beijing thinks instability in Driru could cause a ripple effect in other areas in Tibet. Sources claim many Tibetans in the region have therefore been forced into rigorous 'Thought Education Campaigns'. Clearly, this is not going to be a happy new year for the Tibetans.



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