A senior official of
China's United Front Work Department has indicated to strengthen patriotic
re-education campaign at Drepung
Monastery during his meeting with the relevant members of the monastery's work
committee and democratic management committee on January 8,
The Executive Vice Minister of the Central United Front Work
Department, Zhu Weiqun, attributed the restoration of smooth running
of religious activities in Drepung Monastery to the collective efforts of work
teams. He strongly urged the members to reinforce stricter measures to maintain
stability in the monastery.
Students from Tibet's Amdo and Kham provinces, who undertake
studies in Drepung monastery were forced to return to their homes. Ven Kunchok Nyima, a teacher at the monastery
was forcibly sent back to his native town in Amdo, Tibetnet reported.