Human Rights Watch says the Chinese government is imposing control and surveillance throughout religious communities.
Evictions of Buddhist monastics at Larung Gar Buddhist Academy are underway, and those evicted must sign a pledge to never return to the center.
Larung Gar Buddhist Academy is a major center of Buddhist monasticism and study in Tibet. It faces demolition later this month.
Demolitions at Larung Gar Buddhist Academy will reportedly begin July 25th following China’s demands to demolish 50 percent of residences at the monastery.
China says the iconic monastery needs “ideological guidance.” 5,000 monks and nuns face eviction.