Indian police framing China on Dalai Lama assassination: China
Indian police have been framing China by accusing that Chinese spies were out to assassinate Tibetan spiritual guru the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, according to a report carried by the Chinese state media on Monday.
Quoting government statements, the state media report claimed that the allegations levelled by the Dalai Lama that China was preparing to assassinate him were a stunt to attract international attention.
The official website of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) said reports in the Indian media that China had dispatched spies to kill the Dalai Lama were completely false.
Earlier, the Chinese foreign ministry had denied that Beijing had deployed “well trained female agents” to kill the Tibetan guru.
“China Tibet Online (tibet.cn), the official website of the TAR in western China, reported Monday that police in India area are “framing” China by deploying additional manpower to safeguard the Dalai Lama in McLeodganj,” the nationalistic state-run tabloid, Global Times, reported Monday.
It quoted a report from the Indian media, which said that “…a proposal has been made to the State Home Department to enhance security for the Dalai Lama ‘in view of the threat perception to his life’ and ‘there have been several instances in the recent past when alleged Chinese spies with maps and documents containing secret information have been arrested around his residence’,”.
The report added that Indian police had proposed the “installation of high-resolution 360 degrees cameras, baggage scanners and sophisticated sabotage-checking equipment at the entrance of the Dalai Lama’s residence”.
“Claims that China is sending spies to assassinate Dalai Lama are groundless as he has been snubbed by many countries and has lost his international influence,” said one report on tibet.cn.
China accuses the Dalai Lama of fomenting separatism in the TAR and has called him a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” in the past. The Dalai Lama has been living in India in Dharamshala since the late 1950s when he and group of Tibetans crossed the border.
In September, the Chinese government warned him to stop “separatist activities”.
“On one side, Chinese authorities are warning the 14th Dalai Lama to stop separatist activities, and on the other they are urging him at his advanced age to make a choice that is good for the nation and the people,” the government said.
More than 130 Tibetans have self-immolated in TAR and surrounding provinces in the past few years demanding that return of the Dalai Lama and greater religious and cultural rights.