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Posted by on Oct 25, 2007 in Religion | 0 comments

Monks, Women & Repressive Regimes

Recent times have witnessed women coming to the forefront taking on the might of the repressive regimes in their respective countries and not caring for the dangers inherent in taking such bold action. Interestingly, monks have also captured popular attention by stepping out from their monasteries to protest in public the excesses committed by their rulers.

It seems that men in such countries have left the task of opposing brutal actions of their governments to their womenfolk and monks!!!

It is not just in Myanmar that Buddhist monks have been causing trouble for a repressive regime. According to reports from human-rights groups and in the Hong Kong press, monks in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, have clashed with the Chinese police over the past month. Read on…

One of the major demonstration of international support to the “moral and spiritual” fight against repressive regimes came in the form of US Congressional Gold Medal for the Dalai Lama. Click here…

Meanwhile Australia slapped financial sanctions on Burma’s generals and their families as supporters of the opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, marked her 12 years in captivity with protests in 12 cities across the world. More here…

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