Lhasa [Tibet], November 17 (ANI): Surveillance has tightened up across China as the authorities have increased the DNA mass tests, including the arbitrary collection of DNA from residents in many towns and villages throughout the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), several media reports said.
Citing the survey of a report from Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory at the University of Toronto, and a Human Rights Watch Report, the European Times stated that atrocities against ethnic minorities in Tibet, especially Uyghurs and Tibetans, by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have skyrocketed.
The reports revealed that between June 2016 and July 2022, the police in Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) may have collected between 919,282 and 1,206,962 DNA samples which represents one-quarter (25.1 per cent) and one-third (32.9 per cent) of Tibet’s total
population (3.6 million).
The mass testing drives not only targeted men but also women and children in the name of ensuring social stability, however, there is very little evidence that this programme is aimed at countering criminal activity, the European Times reported.
Moreover, authorities in Xinjiang collected DNA samples from the entire local population of Uyghur and other ethnic people aged 12 to 65. According to Human Rights Watch, the bottom line is that these collection drives could be seen as part of ongoing efforts by Beijing to establish a police presence at the grassroots level throughout the region.
China’s oppression of Tibet is not hidden from anyone and the communist nation is now carrying out mass DNA testing to create a biological database of people to monitor them.
The CCP has implemented Bio-security as an agency to control the population, specifically those in the occupied regions of Tibet, East Turkistan and Southern Mongolia being targeted, according to Tibet Press.
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