Tibet : China forces monks to disrobe
Monks at the Karma Monastery in Chamdo are being forced to disrobe by Chinese officials.The monastery has been placed under a heightened security clampdown with a large presence of Chinese officials and security personnel carrying out patriotic re-education campaign.Monks are being ordered to disrobe while the whole Karma monastery has been sealed by the Chinese security officers.The patriotic re-education campaign is aimed at 'educating' the masses about 'opposing splittism', 'protecting stability' and 'backing development', by holding denunciation session of the Dalai Lama and screening propaganda shows and teaching Chinese laws and regulations.
Many monks are fleeing the monastery as the Chinese authorities are forcing them to denounce the Dalai Lama.
For instance, the dialectic department in the monastery had to be shut down as all of its 120 students left the monastery. Many monks fled to escape the repeated visits and questionings by security officials.