Sunday 18 March 2018
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CTA refutes Chinese Govt allegations of instigating self-immolation inside Tibet

Dharamsala: The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Tibetan government in exile has rejected China’s allegations of “outside forces” instigating self-immolation protests inside Tibet. CTA expressed its readiness for a thorough investigation into the allegations made by Beijing.

The Kashag (Cabinet) in a statement, issued from Dharamshala said that China’s recent claims, made in a documentary on self-immolation protests, aired on China Central Television on May 16, didn’t based of truth. CTA claimed that the documentary carries randomly edited and isolated portions of speeches made by the Dalai Lama, Dr Lobsang Sangay and Kasur Kirti Rinpoche to serve the Chinese government’s own specific designs.

China’s official news agency Xinhua, in an earlier report, had said the documentary was aimed at helping the international community to understand the truth of the situation and made after in-depth research and interviews.

Days after the documentary was aired, on May 27, Tenzin Sherab (31), a Tibetan nomad became the 118th Tibetan living under China’s rule to set himself on fire since 2009. Tibetan self-immolators have demanded freedom in Tibet and the return of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama from exile.


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