China in New Push Against Dalai Lama Photos in Kardze

A map showing the location of Sershul county in Sichuan’s Kardze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

Chinese experts in Sichuan’s Kardze prefecture are dispatching another drive against show by Tibetans of photographs of the Dalai Lama, undermining shorts of state help for anybody found possessing the prohibited pictures, Tibetan sources say.

The mission, focusing on Dza Wonpo municipality in the Kardze (Chinese, Ganzi) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture’s Sershul (Shiqu) region, started with a May 17 public gathering where Tibetans had to sign a record promising not to keep or flow photographs of the ousted profound pioneer, a Tibetan living in India revealed to RFA’s Tibetan Service.

“Authorities reported that anybody found having or showing pictures of the Dalai Lama will be at risk to criminal indictment,” RFA’s source said, refering to contacts in Kardze and talking on state of secrecy.

“They were additionally cautioned that anybody found with the restricted photographs will be cut off from any monetary help or other help they get from the public authority,” the source said.

Specialists as of late assessed a nearby mature age home on the guise of cleaning the office and seized some of the prohibited photographs, giving office occupants photos of China’s leader Xi Jinping and other Chinese pioneers to take care of up, he said.

“Territory inhabitants are additionally being needed to download an application on their telephones, giving authorities admittance to all the client’s information,” the source said, adding, “This is certainly intended to help nearer investigation of proprietors’ informing,” he said.

The Dalai Lama escaped Tibet into oust in India amidst a bombed 1959 public uprising contrary to run by China, which walked into the some time ago autonomous Himalayan country and added it forcibly in 1950, and shows by Tibetans of the Dalai Lama’s photograph or public festivals of his birthday have been cruelly rebuffed before.

As of now firmly confined after boundless fights in Tibetan districts in 2008, Dza Wonpo’s neighborhood religious community drew expanded police consideration in 2012 when priests wouldn’t have Chinese public banners on the cloister’s rooftops.

A following crackdown prompted scores of subjective confinements, captures, and searches of Tibetan homes, and inconsistent fights, including the dispersing of pamphlets calling for Tibetan freedom, have proceeded in Dza Wonpo from that point forward.


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