By Lobsang Tenchoe
DHARAMSALA, July 21: Tibetan NGOs merged together to condemn China’s fake Panchen Lama’s Kalachakra initiation at Tibetan National Martyrs’ memorial at the entrance of Tsug-lak-Khang, the main temple in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala.
The imposter Panchen Lama’s four-day Kalachakra teaching began today, with a stern instruction issued by the Chinese officials demanding attendance of two people from every Tibetan family at Tashi Lhunpu, the official monastery of Panchen Lama in Shigatse, Tibet.
Organised by Gu-Chu-Sum Movement of Tibet, Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), National Democratic Party for Tibet and Tibetan Women’s Association, Tibetans in Dharamsala today gathered at the Tibetan National Martyrs’ memorial and offered khatags (traditional Tibetan ceremonial scarfs) to a portrait of Genden Choekyi Nyima, the real Panchen Lama placed on a throne.
The NGOs, in their press release, demanded the Chinese government to immediately release the real Panchen Lama, abducted since last 21 years, and all the Tibetan political prisoners subjected to unfathomable repression in the Chinese prison camps.
“We condemn China’s forced religious congregation by its imposter Panchen Lama; Tibetans inside as well as out side hold no reverence to the Chinese imposter. We are protesting here to make this fact loud and clear to the Chinese Government,” Tenzin Tselha, SFT-India National Director said.
“By meddling in our religious matters atheist China is insulting the Tibetan people in Tibet by trying to establish their authority in our spiritual sphere. It is also an indication that China aims to control all the Tibetan lamas, including the future Dalai Lama,” Lukar Jam Atsok, the Director of Gu- Chu- Sum Movement of Tibet said.