08 May 2022 18:45 STI

Lhasa [Tibet]May 08 (ANI): The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been trying for decades to suppress and eventually eradicate the Tibetan language using means such as forcing children to study in colonial-style boarding schools and arresting teachers, so even that the inhabitants resist the attempted subversion, according to a media.
More than 800,000 Tibetan students were forcibly placed in Chinese colonial boarding schools. In these schools, the language of instruction is Mandarin and the children are politically indoctrinated, said the Tibet Rights Collective citing a report by the Tibet Action Institute.
Interference in education is a key part of Xi Jinping’s brutal campaign against Tibetans in an attempt to replace their identity, further confirming that the CCP’s policies continue to pose a grave risk to the survival of the Tibetan language. according to the report.
Tibetans have resisted the forced attempt to suppress their language and culture, with large-scale protests from all sections of Tibetan society.
In 2010, at least 1,000 ethnic Tibetan students in China protested what they called the erosion of their culture and language, according to the report quoting the BBC.
Students were angered by changes to their educational policy limiting the use of the Tibetan language, and were told that all textbooks and subjects would be in Mandarin Chinese, except for Tibetan and English lessons. English.
Fast forward to 2018, Tibetan activist Tashi Wangchuk made headlines when he was sentenced by Chinese authorities to five years in prison for ‘inciting separatism’ after appearing in a New York Times documentary. .

The documentary highlighted Wangchuk’s work in protecting his culture and his concerns that teaching the Tibetan language was being heavily suppressed by the Chinese Communist Party, according to the report.
Earlier this year in February, a university student, Choedon, was arrested after teaching the Tibetan language to children in Yamda during school holidays.
Choedon had no previous criminal record, and authorities had no evidence of wrongdoing by the student, the report said, adding that she has not been seen since.
A similar case occurred on August 1, 2021, when Tibetan teacher Richen Kyi was detained at her home.
After a long campaign, including international pressure from United Nations special experts, Rinchen Kyi was released and quietly sent home by the police on April 24 this year, according to the report.
Describing the narrow-mindedness of Chinese people who deliberately try to erase the Tibetan language, the Dalai Lama said in a 2017 interview that it would be impossible for the CCP to achieve its goal, according to the report.
He went on to say that due to the fact that Chinese and Tibetans both have an ancient culture, in order for harmony and stability to succeed, people’s culture and language must be respected, otherwise, it becomes very difficult, according to the report. (ANI)