Authorities Take Tibetan Monk From Kirti Monastery

2015-04-20
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Detained monk and writer Lomig, who goes by the alias Jamyang, in an undated photo.
Detained monk and writer Lomig, who goes by the alias Jamyang, in an undated photo.
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Chinese police arrested a young Tibetan monk and scholar on Friday in Amdo Ngaba in a southwest China province for reasons unknown, Tibetan sources said.

Lomig, who goes by the alias Jamyang, is a monk and a writer who resides at Kirti monastery in Ngaba (In Chinese, Aba) prefecture in southwest China’s Sichuan province.

Authorities detained him on April 17 around 11:30 p.m., but no one knows why or where he is being held, sources said.

“At this point of time, we just know that he was detained, but we don’t know the details, a Tibetan source named Drukchung, who goes by one name as do many Tibetans, told RFA’s Tibetan Service.

“He is a monk focused on his study, who wrote an article entitled, ‘How Yellow Mist Swirls,” he said.

“He was studying in the Parchin grade (a class of Buddhist studies) inside the monastery at the time when authorities detained him, Sonam, a Tibetan who lives in Switzerland told RFA.

Jamyang hails from Meruma in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, and his family lives in the third group of nomadic villages in Meruma town, said Golog Jigme, another Tibetan who lives in Switzerland.

Kirti monastery is one of more than 20 monasteries of the Gelugpa sect of the Dalai Lama and one of the most important such places inside Tibetan lands.

Amdo Ngaba and other Tibetan communities in the region are under heavy surveillance by Chinese security forces, which control their movement, restrict entry to the areas by outsiders, and deploy re-education teams in monasteries.

Authorities quickly suppress and arrest monks and ordinary people there who participate in any political protests.

Reported by Chakmo Tso, Sonam Wangdu and Kardze Sonam for RFA’s Tibetan Service. Translated by Karma Dorjee. Written in English by Roseanne Gerin.

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Arch bishop Desmond Tutu raised a few eye brows when he asked the Dalai Lama how many battalions of soldiers he had that the Chinese disposition towards him was one of nervousness.
It is evident that the Beijing politburo have ran out of road regarding it's outrageous and nonsensical claim that Tibet was always part of China. A recent publication by a Chinese history professor of some considerable academic status has stated that China's historical connection to Tibet is as recent as the 17th century. It is time for the cabal to fess up: The occupation of Tibet in 1959 was an illegal predatory act consonant with the invasion and dominance of one sovereign country IE China, over the smaller independent ancient Buddhist kingdom of Tibet. Mao Zedong always knew that farcical assertions with regards to Tibet being part of the motherland of China would in time come a cropper.
The people are sovereign. But for Tibetans this kind of acknowledgement from the Beijing politburo is a long time coming. 65 years to be exact. So Tibetans who risk they're freedom, or worse still they're lives, continue to say to the rabble who have illegally occupied they're country and murdered they're brothers and sisters; for that length of time over one million Tibetans have died. It is time now for the Cabal of rabble to vacate the Tibetan autonomous Regions of the Plateau.
Very sorry to hear that the Beijing politburo has been singularly unsuccessful in it's varied and very violent attempts to block all information channels carrying up to date news to Tibet regarding the current daily activity of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama. Tibet's very own '' Heavenly Mandate '' Most people who like the Dalai Lama, understand that he is a short term gift to the world.
The Tibetans have really only loaned him out to the world, where his presence is badly needed. However his return to his homeland is awaited with much anticipation and his return will be greeted with typical Tibetan eclat. The Tibetan plateau will be awash with multitudes of multi colored gardens, much like the hanging gardens that populated Shambala before the Christen era.

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