China has recently barred foreign tourists from visiting the Amdo region of Tibet where Labrang monastery is situated. This is done to stage a performance wherein Tibetan monks and masses will be forced to receive and respect the Chinese appointed Panchen Lama in the region. This state enacted show would be carefully covered and video taped; and later shown to the world to claim 'freedom of religion' in Tibet, and to mislead the world to legitimize their [false] Panchen Lama. The real Panchen Lama, Gedhun Chokyi Nyima, revered by the Tibetans had been kidnapped by the communist regime in 1995, when he was only six.
Panchen Lama at six, the youngest politico-religious prisoner in China
Chinese communist regime, which does not believe in religion, which destroyed Tibetan monasteries and tortured thousands of monks and nuns, is staging this religious drama to deceive the world to justify their rule in Tibet. For the fear of getting this sham exposed, and to hush up the brutality with which they will suppress the dissents, they have barred the foreign media and tourists from visiting the region, making sure that the world doesn't have any witness to the gruesome ugly act that they are about to perform.
Chinese leaderships have deliberately avoided discussing the Tibet issue all these years. While Deng Xiaoping acknowledged the issue, the subsequent leaders denied the existence of Tibet issue, and reduced it to the issue of Dalai Lama and his return.
Chinese leadership knew that the truth and justice is not with them. It is this fear that has kept them from sincerely discussing the issue, and they think the issue would confront a natural death with Dalai Lama gone. They are wrong, the recent election of Tibetan Prime minister Lobsang Sangay [Kalon Tripa] and his assumption of total political power is a clear message to the Beijing that the new generation has taken the baton of Tibetan struggle, and the issue will continue to live to challenge the despotic communist regime.
News articles on Ven Phuntsok and Ven Tsewang Norbu
In the month of March this year, a young monk Phuntsok did self-immolation to protest the Chinese oppression and injustice. Kirti monastery was sealed, more than 300 monks were arrested, many were tortured and police dogs were unleashed on unarmed public. Now, on 15th August, on the independence day of India, Tsewang Norbu, a monk from Nyisto monastery in Kham Kardze burned himself to protest Chinese rule in Tibet and calling for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Chinese authority is said to have deployed large army contingent and cordoned off the monastery, cutting electricity and water supply.
Brutally suppressing the people's voice through use of violence and threats is not a commendable act as a fair government, but the China has always adopted violence and threats as principal tools to oppress Tibet. They insulted Tibetans' religious sentiments by deriding His Holiness the Dalai Lama from time to time, and imposing false Panchen Lama's reincarnation on Tibetan society. Does the Chinese leaders really think that by doing these despicable wicked things, they will win the Tibetan people's trust and obedience??
It is our sincere prayer that the Chinese leaderships wake up and acknowledge the realities, and take the Tibet issue seriously. The leadership should have the political will and vision to address the people's voice for freedom, justice and democracy.
Good leaders are those who dispense freedom and democracy; bad leaders are those who deprive the people of freedom and democracy. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has devolved all his political power, and dispensed freedom and democracy in exile community. If the Chinese leaderships want to be in the good pages of the history, they should follow Dalai Lama, and devolve China to the Chinese, and Tibet to the Tibetans.