Sichuan county bans India-educated monks from teaching Buddhism

Category : India News
Updated On : May 16, 2018 06:01 AM
By Indian Times Daily

A county in China's south-west Sichuan Province has imposed a ban on Indian monks teaching Buddhism on grounds that it could breed separatism. Authorities in Litang County have accused some Indian-origin monks of teaching Buddhism incorrectly to residents.

          The Global Times quoted an ethnic and religious affairs bureau official in the county, as saying that Litang County stages patriotic education classes annually for those educated and awarded Gexe Lharampa - the highest academic degree in Tibetan Buddhist studies.

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