Although the Chinese government repeatedly keeps denying the reports of forced evictions, almost two million Tibetan pastoralists claim to have been forcibly displaced from their own homeland due to rampant mining and river damming projects in vacated areas.
The news is reported by the site DNA India and quotes Tibetan officials, who have recently revealed that gold and copper mines have been popping in the territory during the last years, under China’s nature conservation policy.
The BBC also confirms that these activities have been causing mass displacements. Still, China’s authorities accuse the story sources of lying and claim that forced evictions are not used in the relocation of Tibetan pastoralists.
Most displaced people is obviously unhappy with this situation. Humanitarian groups fear these actions might boost protests from the Tibetans, who have been responsible for over 130 self-immolations since 2008.