Tibetan Buddhists in China: America expressed concern over the action against Tibetan Buddhists in China, gave this advice
The US State Department on Thursday expressed deep concern over reports of China 's actions against Tibetan Buddhists , as part of its campaign to end the ethnic minority's traditions. Including the destruction of Buddha statues .
The State Department's Office of International Religious Freedom , which emphasizes the promotion of universal respect for freedom of religion or belief for all as a main objective of US foreign policy, urged Chinese officials to to respect the right to freely exercise their faith.
"China should respect the beliefs and beliefs of Tibetans"
According to Hindustan Times , the US Office of International Religious Freedom criticized China's policy and wrote on Twitter, "We are deeply disturbed by reports of the PRC intensifying action against Tibetan Buddhists, including the authorities destroying Buddha statues. , removing prayer wheels and burning prayer flags. We urge the PRC authorities to respect the right of Tibetans to freely practice their beliefs and beliefs."
This statement from the US comes after reports of China destroying the iconic second Buddhist statue of Tibetans in Sichuan province of western China. The destruction of a three-storey statue of Maitreya Buddha at the Gaden Namyal Ling Monastery in Drago County in the Kardje Tibetan Autonomous Province was confirmed through commercial satellite imagery, Radio Free Asia reported.
Buddhist statue vandalized for security reasons: China
According to the report, Chinese officials claimed that the Buddhist statue was vandalized for security reasons. Giving information, quoting people familiar with the matter, the RFA said that there is no fire protection in the temple with a three-storey high statue of Maitreya Buddha.
Beijing has long been accused of cracking down on ethnic minorities in order to strip them of their identity. China is reportedly banning religious and "Arabic" architecture in Hui-dominated areas. The Huis are a Chinese-speaking community that practices the religion of Islam, and are considered the largest Muslim minority group there, with a population of over 20 million.