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July, 2009:

A school with many “cannots”

By Karze ba (See the original article in Tibetan)

In 1995 the then vice director of the education department, Ling-la, came to our school. He pointed at the eight auspicious symbols painted above the door. “These are religious designs”, he said, scolding the principal and other teachers. “They belong on monastery walls and have no place in a Socialist school.” Because of that, he got into an argument with one of our Tibetan language teachers. Without getting to explain his case, the leader even gave him a good slap out of frustration. (more…)