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China binds expelled Larung Gar monks and nuns to pledges of non-return, silence

Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Serta. (Photo courtesy: chinadiscovery.com)
Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Serta. (Photo courtesy: chinadiscovery.com)

(TibetanReview.net, Nov02, 2016) – China is not only continuing to expel monks and nuns and demolishing their residences at the sprawling Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Serta (Chinese: Seda) County of Sichuan Province but is also making the evicted monastic students to sign two undertakings: never to return to the centre again and to refrain from speaking about the downsizing and destruction there which has been going on since Jul 20.

The signed pledges also require the evicted student monks and nuns to “uphold the unity of the nation” and not to engage in activities opposing the government’s destruction and downsizing policy at the academy, reported the Tibetan Service of Radio Free Asia (Washington) Oct 31.

Meanwhile monks and nuns from outside Serta continue to be sent back to their home counties by the busloads after their details had been taken down in a door-to-door query.

The report quoted a local source as saying, speaking on condition of anonymity: “On Oct 30, over 400 monks and nuns from Golog [Guoluo] and 300 from Yulshul [Yushu], along with many others belonging to different places like Khyungchu [Hongyuan], Gonjo [Gongjue], Ngaba [Aba], and Dzamthang [Rangtang], were forced to leave.” These are located in Qinghai and Sichuan Provinces as well as Tibet Autonomous Region.

The report quoted the source as saying, “Police and officials from those counties arrived at Larung Gar and escorted them back to their hometowns.”

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