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STAND WITH LARUNG GAR NOW!

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Stand With Larung Gar NOW!

The Larung Gar Institute, the largest Tibetan Buddhist center in the world, is currently facing wide-scale demolition by the Chinese government. On July 20, 2016, China initiated its plan to decimate Larung Gar and evict and displace at least half of its 10,000+ residents by September 2017.

This dramatic demolition of Larung Gar is a severe and serious abuse of religious freedom, as the monks and nuns, who have renounced the world and made Larung Gar their home are unable to practice their religion in peace. As a result, three nuns have reportedly committed suicide in protest. 

Larung Gar, founded by Khenpo Jigme Phuntstok, is a highly respected and iconic center of Tibetan Buddhism, renowned worldwide for its teachings. It is of immeasurable importance in terms of Tibetan language, culture and religion and must be treasured and protected. China cannot be allowed to dictate how Tibetans in Tibet pursue their religious education, and must accept and allow Tibetans the right to practice religious freedom. 

Here is the news link: http://tchrd.org/china-issues-demolition-order-on-worlds-largest-religious-town-in-tibet/

SIGN this petition now. Urge the United Nations Human Rights Council to press China to cease with the demolitions at Larung Gar and allow local Tibetan leaders and religious teachers to be fully engaged in decision-making on its long-term future.

 STAND WITH LARUNG GAR NOW!

This petition was delivered to:
  • United Nations Human Rights Council
  • United Nations
  • World Fellowship of Buddhists
  • United Nations freedom of religion
  • United Nations Urgent Actions
  • Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion
  • Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights
  • Special Rapporteur on Right to Education
  • Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing


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