China bans religious practices of Tibetans in Lhasa

    19-May-2021   
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Chinese authorities restricted Tibetans from certain religious practices during the holy month called 'Saga Dawa' in the Lhasa region. According to the Phayul news portal, this decision was notified in a circular sent by the Lhasa City Buddhist Association on May 9 ahead of the fourth month of the Tibetan calendar which began on Wednesday, which Buddhists consider sacred.
 
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The reason given by the authorities for the restrictions is the risk of spread of Coronavirus within the community. But, the Lobby and activist group International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), believes that the real aim is to further restrict Tibetans religious freedom.
 
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