Tibetan monks forced to take responsibility for Buddhist statue destruction
Tibet and Human Rights Researcher,
Global Human Rights Defence.
Chinese authorities are reportedly coercing Tibetan monks to take responsibility for the destruction of Buddhist statues in the area. This is taking place in the form of forcing the monks to sign affidavits. This move follows international condemnation of China’s demolitions in Drago County. The Chinese authorities seem to wish to wash their hands off their own acts. Ironically, Chinese authorities demolished a 99-foot statue in Drago County due to its concerns that it had been constructed too high.
Sources and further reading:
Kunchok, S., (2022, May 23). Tibetan monks told to take blame for statue demolitions. https://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/blame-05232022170336.html