A recent report has revealed that Chinese authorities have forcefully relocated close to 60 Tibetans from 13 different households in eastern Tibet.
“The relocated Tibetans were moved from Dolying Village in Payul County, eastern Tibet, to a settlement in Palyul County on June 24 built by the Chinese Government,” Tibet Watch said in its report.
According to the report, Chinese flags hang above the rooftops of the new houses of the settlement and portraits of Chinese Communist Party leaders, including Xi Jinping, have been put up inside the homes.
Between 2018 and 2019, the Chinese government carried out mass forced relocations of around 400 Tibetan families from eastern Tibet to the area governed as the Tibet Autonomous Region.
According to Free Tibet, the Chinese government completed the relocation of 2,693 people from three Tibetan-majority townships, finishing in July 2019, to a new site in Pema Town, Pashoe County.
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) claims that Tibet is an integral part of China. The Tibetan Government-in-Exile maintains that Tibet is an independent state under unlawful occupation.
Tibetians have carried out protests against the Chinese regime and repeatedly call for the protection of Tibetan identity, for freedom, for human rights and for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet.