Kunchok Dakpa, a monk of Tashi Monastery from Yhewa village in Tewo county, Tibet, was arrested around October 29th, 2023.
The Chinese government has arrested and detained many Tibetans on various charges and accusations over the past few years. Recently, the Chinese police arrested and forcibly took away Kunchok Dakpa. As of the date of this article, it has been ten days since his arrest, yet his whereabouts, health condition, and reasons for his arrest are unknown.
A reliable source told Tibet Times, “Almost ten days have passed since his arrest. His relatives are not allowed to meet him even though they have tried. Usually, Kunchok is a simple religious man but not one who would break the law of the Chinese government. A few years ago, he bought some ritual objects from Nepal, and I think that would not go against the law. All the people around him know that he is not a lawbreaker.”
The source added, “Following the recent celebration of the Chinese National Day, the political ideology of the 20th Party Congress has been promoted every day in numerous regions in Tibet. Especially the monks and lay people in the regions of Tewo County are forced to study the ideology and policy of the Chinese Communist Party.”
Kunchok Dakpa is a monk of Tashi monastery in Yhewa village, Tewo county, Tibet. He is known for being a simple religious practitioner.