Tibetan Students in India, Harassed

Many Tibetan children, studying in India, are being harassed by the Chinese authorities. This problem arose as an ultimatum issued by the Communist Party of China expired. The students and their families are facing stiff punishments imposed by the Chinese government for enrolling in schools in India which were run by the Tibetan government. Most of these schools were headed by the Tibetan spiritual leader — the Dalai Lama.

However, this problem isn’t something new to the Tibetan refugees spread across the north-eastern boundaries of India. It is a common practice for Tibetan children to escape from Tibet and illegally seek shelter in Dharamsala, north India. This place is home to the Dalai Lama. The children seek Tibetan religious education and a better way of life, once settled here. On the contrary, the Chinese government has alleged that the Dalai Lama and his group of supporters were enticing young children from Tibet and Nepal and forcing them in following the Dalai Lama’s beliefs.

Struggle for Tibetan Children Studying in India

According to a popular news agency, thousands of Tibetan Children who had enrolled in Indian schools are receiving strict punishment from the Chinese government. As per the reports, the Tibetan children have been asked to confess about their teachings in the Indian schools, some of which are headed by the spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

There have been cases reported about children ebing smuggled in the adjacent regions, as religious teachings have been heavily dealt by the Chinese government. Young students are even said to cross the border, while trekking over mountains to receive the teachings in the Dharamsalas, located outside Tibet.

Various education societies and human rights groups have condemned the atrocities on the poor students, who have a right to receive religious education. Though the concerns have been subdues and do not pose a serious threat for harming any International relations, however, various authorities have warned the Chinese government to deal properly with the students.