China’s Sinicization Policy of Tibetan Buddhism Unintentionally Tries to Control People’s Religious Beliefs, Says CTA-ANI Chairman

Dharmsala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Sept. 1 (ANI): Calling the policy directions proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping “misguided” and “unrealistic,” Tibetan Central Administration (CTA) Chairman Dr Labsang Sangay said China’s policy of Sinization of Tibetan Buddhism is a misguided attempt to control the religious belief of the Tibetan people and the system of reincarnation.
“China’s policy of sinicizing Tibetan Buddhism is a misguided attempt to control the religious beliefs of the Tibetan people and the system of reincarnation. China must build on its past experiences and allow the Tibetan people to maintain their distinct faith and religious traditions, ”he said.
“For Tibetans, Buddhism is more important than Communism. Forcing them to see communism as more important than their faith is not only a violation of international religious freedom, it is also deeply wrong. The sinization of Tibetan Buddhism will never work. The last 60 years of Chinese rule in Tibet bear witness to this, “he added.
The CTA president called the demolition of Larung Gar and Yarchen Gar, two of the world‘s largest Buddhist institutes by Chinese authorities, a tragic example of Chinese atrocities against Tibetan Buddhism.
“Tibetans continue to endure untold suffering and brutality. Freedom House has ranked Tibet as the least free region in the world after Syria for five consecutive years. Yet the resolve of the Tibetan people inside Tibet is still strong and remains staunchly devoted to His Holiness. the Dalai Lama, ”he said.
At the Seventh Central Tibet Labor Symposium, which ended in Beijing on Saturday, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that more education and guidance should be provided to the public to mobilize their participation in the anti-activities. separatists, thus forging an iron shield to preserve stability, according to Chinese state media.
The CTA president explained that “to promote stability in Tibet, China must first respond to the real grievances of the Tibetan people and not forget the 154 Tibetans who set themselves on fire to protest against China’s policy in Tibet. “.
“The root cause of instability in Tibet is not the faith of the Tibetan people, but the repressive and failed policies of the Chinese government. Continuation of these harsh policies and repression will only make matters worse. the middle lane approach is the only viable solution, ”he said.
“As envisioned by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans are seeking real autonomy within the framework of the Chinese constitution. The resumption of dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama or his envoys remains the only possible solution to resolve the question of Tibet”, did he declare.
The CTA president said that China has quietly militarized the Tibetan plateau for more than 60 years under the pretext of development and modernization. “For Tibet, this has only led to an influx of soldiers, Han settlers and weapons. For its neighbors, this militarization of the Tibetan plateau has led to military reinforcement at its borders, endangering the regions. already controversial borders as evidenced by the recent Galwan incident, “he said.
The CTA chairman said restoring Tibet’s status as a zone of peace with its historically demilitarized border with India is the only way to keep peace in Asia. (ANI)

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