Chinese raise red and flag as Indians celebrate Dalai Lama’s birthday at the border

New Delhi — Chinese civilians have a red flag and 5 in consideration of the Indian villagers celebrating Dalai Lama’s birthday week on the other side of the Indus River in a village called Koyul in the Nyoma district of Ladakh. I raised a red star flag. The de facto border between China and India on July 6th.

Koyul village chief (numberder) Urgen Tsewan told The Epoch Times over the phone that the Chinese raised a red flag, shouted at Indian villagers, and threatened them on other occasions recently.

“Last year we couldn’t celebrate due to COVID restrictions. This year we got permission for a gathering of only 30 people. Due to the presence of Indian military personnel and tourists, a total of 50 people participated.” Said Tsewang. The rally took place from 8 am to 3 pm on the IST, with Chinese military personnel and civilians coming in five vehicles around 11:00 am, about 200 meters from the community center where the celebration was held. Raised the flag and raised the flag.

Koyur is a village of about 540 people, most of whom are nomads and workers.

On July 6, 2021, the Chinese raise a red flag and a red flag in consideration of the Indians celebrating the Dalai Lama’s birthday on the other side of the Indus River in the village of Koyul on the de facto border.

Many communities in the High Himalayas follow the Buddhist esoteric tradition of esotericism.

Preserved in Tibet, it has become synonymous with Tibetan Buddhism, but today’s followers are spread over the wider Himalayan terrain. Some Buddhist communities worship the Dalai Lama.

Mr Tsewan said the Chinese had asked the rally to “go back without celebrating his birthday.” According to him, the Chinese were then in the Indian Territory, about a mile up from the other bank of the river.

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The location of the village of Koyul on the de facto border between India and China in the Nyoma sector of Ladakh, India. (Google map)

Indian defense officials confirmed in the Epoch Times that the Chinese had come to the other side of the river and raised a red flag and a red flag, but denied the invasion.

“It was on their side of the LAC (actual line of control or de facto border), not an invasion. Such an incident had happened before,” said Indian defense officials.

According to Tsewan, the river freezes during peak winters when temperatures in the region are well below freezing. In December and January, the bridges are more than 12 miles (20 km) apart, so nomads cross the river to access the other side.

Nomads have always had access to pastures in an area called “Dokbuk Kagjun Koyul” on the other side of the river, but have recently faced serious threats from the Chinese. What the Chinese used to stay.

Villagers in the village of Koyul in the Nyoma district of Ladakh, India, on the de facto border with China, will begin a procession on July 6, 2021 to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday.

Both India and China have different perceptions of the borders of the cross-Himalayan region. Before the recent major military buildup, and before both sides began building infrastructure, it was almost uninhabitable land.

Mr Tsewan said the Chinese occupied Indian territory and often appeared to do so, trying to intimidate the Indian people. The Epoch Times could not independently test these claims by the locals who belonged to the land for centuries.

“On June 20, a similar incident occurred while repairing a summer solar pump on this side of the river. They came to that side and began yelling at us. We were asking us not to put the pump in, claiming it was too close, “Tsewan said.

Ishey Tsuga, a Nyoma member counselor consisting of 11 villages, including Koyul, reported to the Epoch Times by phone and such incidents to the Ladakh Autonomous Mountain Development Council (LAHDC), which investigates the development and governance of grassroots in Ladakh. Said it was done.

On July 6, 2021, the Chinese will raise a red flag and flag to villagers and tourists gathered to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday in the village of Koyul in the Nyoma district of Ladakh, India.

“Early India had a temporary military unit here, but now it has a permanent deployment,” said Tsuga. He hopes the deployment will stop China’s threat to local Indians on the border of his region.

Namrathasia, a researcher at the New Delhi-based China Center for Analytical Strategy, told the Epoch Times that the incident showed a more aggressive Chinese policy towards Tibet and the Dalai Lama, and the same thing happened in 2019. It was.

“The 7th Tibetan Working Forum was held in Beijing on August 29-30, 2020. This forum heralds a stricter regime for Tibetans in China, with the Communist Party of China (CCP) in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Invades the villages and villages of (TAR), “said Hashiya, who spoke and read Mandarin.

Indian citizens in this video tell the Indian government about a Chinese vehicle that invaded Indian territory in December 2019.

She said the Chinese with the red flag and flag could be either a PLA officer dressed in civilian clothes or a party executive stationed in the border area.

“There will be a new emphasis on adapting Tibetan Buddhism to” socialism with Chinese characteristics “and countering” separatism “and the” Dalai Lama. ” Another aspect of the course is China’s claim to Tibet, warning the public to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s birthday, “she said.

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