Beijing limiting freedoms, prohibits observance of holy month in Tibet

By Molly Lortie | Tibet Post International

Dharamshala — Sources in Tibet have reported that Chinese authorities have further imposed restrictions to religious freedoms by denying students, teachers and faculty a holiday during Sakadawa, the holy month of the Buddha and prohibiting observance even at home.

In new reports that echo tones of the Cultural Revolution, the Chinese Bureau of Education has prohibited teachers, students and parents from celebrating Sakadawa, and further forbidden any religion within the schools and homes. If anyone is found in violation of this, strict punishments were ordered.

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