Two students of Kanlho Tibetan Middle School were expelled from their school on 19 June 2009 for their involvement in peaceful protest, according to confirmed information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD).
The expelled students were identified as Dolma Tashi, 21 years old and Dolma Bum, 22 years old, both are from Sangkhok Township, Sangchu County, Kanlho "TAP" Gansu Province.
On 24 April 2009, over 1000 students of Sangchu Tibetan Middle School took to streets of Sangchu County. At the time of the incident, sources said a number of reasons had compelled the students to protest against the local authorities. According to TCHRD, one of the main causes of the students’ protest was “malpractice in allocating reserved seats of Tibetan students to Chinese students in higher education by the school authorities.
Information for this report was provided by TCHRD and Phayul.