» 04/27/2012, 00.00
CHINA - TIBET
“Cultural genocide underway” in Tibet
The International Campaign for Tibet report: "Since the Communist nothing has changed: Beijing wants to destroy the language, culture and especially the religion of Tibet." Meanwhile, the Party sends false Panchen Lama to Hong Kong (who speaks of "harmonious society") as the true Panchen turns 23: under arrest since 1995.
Dharamsala (AsiaNews) - Chinese authorities "are committing cultural
genocide" in Tibet
through policies that are laying the foundation for comprehensive, systematic
destruction of the Tibetan people, states a lengthy report to the International
Campaign for Tibet (ICT). The
nongovernmental organization, which monitors the situation in the region, ask
the international community to "act quickly" to stop the repression
Chinese restrictions include a ban on teaching the language and religion of Tibet, the imposition of inappropriate
development policies, all in favor of the Han and continued and different kinds
of attacks on the cultural and intellectual elite of Tibet. According
to the document - entitled "Sixty years of Chinese domination: towards the
cultural genocide in Tibet"
- Tibetans "are subject to continuous discrimination because of their
ethnicity, religion and political beliefs."
support of its argument, the authors cite a report published in the early 1960's
by the International Commission of Jurists, a group of eminent lawyers and
judges based in Geneva, who analyzed the invasion
by the Army People's Liberation. The
lawyers at the time wrote that "the Communists have put in place acts of
genocide in Tibet
in an attempt to destroy the Tibetans as a religious group".
most important (and dangerous) is attempted destruction of Tibetan culture
operated by Beijing
regarding the destruction of the Buddhist establishment, led by the Dalai Lama.
to tradition, there is a political-religious unbroken line from 5 centuries of
alternating the Dalai Lama (the most important figure in saffron Buddhism) and
the Panchen Lama, his advisor and mentor. China
kidnapped Gedhun Choekyi in 1995, the Panchen Lama recognized by the Dalai
Lama, and replaced him with Gyaincain Norbu, its own puppet.
days after the birthday of the true Panchen Lama, who turned 23 years old and has
lived since the kidnapping in a secret location, Norbu was sent by the
Communist authorities to Hong Kong to attend
the World Buddhist Forum. This
is the first time that the young monk, much disputed by the faithful, has moved
from mainland China.
speech at the forum focused on the "harmonious society", which is the
leitmotiv of the Communist President Hu Jintao,.
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