Abduction of Tibetan children by Chinese kidnappers increased in recent years

Tibetan children in Tibet. Photo: file

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Dharamshala – In recent years, Chinese kidnappers have abducted more and more Tibetan children, including school children. They have even abducted Tibetan children during the day on their way to school, but the Chinese authorities have ignored these activities. Although they have arrested the kidnappers, they have only held them for a few months and then released them.

According to reliable sources, the Chinese kidnappers are not only abducting Tibetan children, but also adults. This type of activity has been going on for a long time, but recently it has intensified, which clearly shows that the Chinese are selling organs of Tibetan children as well as adults. The Kidnappers posing as monks approach Tibetan children and abduct them. Because Tibetan monks are considered trustworthy, respected and loved, these Chinese kidnappers use monk costumes to abduct Tibetan children.

In a recent video, Chinese kidnappers abducted three young Tibetan children during the day on their way to school in a village in Bathing County, eastern Tibet. When the children's family members realised they were missing, they began searching for them and eventually found them near trees and a river, with the children's school bags already thrown into the river.

"In recent years, there have been more and more cases of Tibetan children being kidnapped by Chinese kidnappers because the Chinese authorities are not doing anything to stop these activities. If parents do not come to the Chinese authorities to inform them of the abductions, they do nothing for them. If the parents of abducted children come to the authorities and inform them about the abductors, the authorities just arrest and detain them for a few months and then release them," one reliable source said.

"Local Tibetans have heard that these kidnapped children are going to be sold to distant countries, but in reality, Chinese kidnappers sell the children's organs to the hospital and rich people buy them," the source added.

"Nowadays, Tibetan children are afraid of real Tibetan monks when they meet them on the road, because Chinese kidnappers posed as Tibetan monks and then abducted the children, these actions not only destroy the faith and respect for real Tibetan monks, but also diminish their religious faith," said another source.

“The Chinese government is making every effort to eliminate Tibetans, including separating them from their religion, culture, customs, traditions and language,” another source said.

The report shows that at least 800,000 to 900,000 Tibetan children, or about 80 percent of Tibetan children, are sent to Chinese colonial boarding schools, separated from their parents. They are not allowed to study their culture or language or practice their religion. The Chinese government has closed Tibetan and private schools in recent years, and the severe penalties imposed on parents leave them no choice but to send their children to Chinese government-run boarding schools.

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibet, was abducted by the Chinese government in 1995 when he was only six years old, after His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognised him as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama. He has been missing ever since and has become the world's youngest political prisoner.