Tibetan Abbot Forced To Step Down – RFA

From RFA:

The head of a large Buddhist monastery in Chinese-run has been forced to step down after he refused to sign documents condemning the Dalai Lama, the monk and a local official have told Radio Free Asia (RFA).

“I spoke out loudly and refused to sign. I declared that I will not sign even at the cost my life, or risk of imprisonment, [or] death in a court,” Khenpo Tsanor, 70, the head of Dungkyab monastery in Gade county [in Chinese, Gande] in Golog Tibetan Prefecture, Qinghai province, told RFA’s Tibetan service. He said he officially stepped down in mid-May.

“I saw the government documents It was written that the should be thoroughly criticized and his splittist behavior should be condemned,” he said. [Full Text]

See also China says state owns Tibetan religious relics by Reuters and Tibet to increase funding for relics protection by Xinhua.

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