Rinchen Dhondup along with seven other Tibetans were detained for sharing Covid-related photos and videos and are presently under the so-called Law counselling programme. Amidst the rise in Covid cases in Tibet, China continue to enforce its Lockdown policies in the Tibet Autonomous Region and other parts of Tibet for the past month. Many Tibetans have been forcefully put into quarantine centres, which were poorly facilitated without proper meals and bedding facilities.
Rinchen Dhondup along with seven other Tibetans from Shantsazong, Lhasa and Chumar Lapzong were arrested for airing and sharing Covid-related information.
According to a source, they were arrested for sharing videos and photos about poorly facilitated quarantine centres where all the Tibetans with or without covid symptoms were put together without providing proper medical facilities and meals.
All of them are unschooled Tibetan nomads. They were detained in a security office at Nagchu for five days and were interrogated about to whom and how they shared the information. later, they were punished with 3000 yuans each and are presently under the so-called Law counselling programme.
With Covid cases rising in recent months, in the name of Covid, Chinese authorities tighten their control over Tibetans and many monks from other regions were evicted from the Yarchen Gar Buddhist monastery.
As India celebrates her 75th Independence Day, I extend my sincere greetings to all the people of this country, whose forefathers fearlessness had freed this country from the shackles of the colonial rulers.
I pay my utmost respect to the leaders who led the movement and transformed their visions into action and made it possible to prevail in peace and prosperity, and unity in diversity.
I wish all my Indian brothers and sisters a very happy 75th independence day. I also seek the grace of the God and blessings of the Lord Buddha to see the celebrations of Tibets’ independence day very soon.
"I wish all my countrymen acts more like an activist who rise and resist the aggressiveness of our enemy by raising the fist of freedom higher than their head. My heart pains in great depth seeing them acting more like professional politicians, politicizing every small thing, and sitting silently on bigger issues, seeking safe space and soft sits. I wish them all to stand together and speak in solidarity with the ones who fight for our common cause."