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Self-immolator 1:I was coerced by "Tibetan government-in-exile"

12-27-2012 09:58 BJT

Editor's note: an ordinary Tibetan young man, a young lama practicing Buddhism, who nearly set himself on fire and was about to be abandoned by the instigators. What role does the "Tibet government-in-exile" play in this case? What are the lies and the truth behind the flames? From today on, the China Tibet Online will release the story of a young Buddhist, a potential self-immolator enticed by the book titled "Repentance-from Dharamsala" written by Xiaolin.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the peaceful liberation of Tibet in May 2001, an attempted self-immolation exercised by Gyatso and incited by the Dalai clique, was revealed by the media.

A Tibetan pilgrim makes his pilgrimage.[Photo/Files]

Acting on the instructions of the Dalai Lama and his followers, Gyatso was scheduled to burn himself on the Jokhang Temple Square in Lhasa while Thubten, his "assistant" to photograph the scene and then send the video tape to foreign media liaison team, a "Tibet independence" organization of the Dalai Lama group for publicity.

But as a result of accidental disclosures, Gyatso and Thubten were captured by the police and then incarcerated, which marked the failure of the self-immolations.

Is Gyatso a "heroic fighter for independence" or just a political tool in the hands of the Dalai Lama? What kind of role did Gyatso play in the unpredictable plots?

It is worth notice that after the self-immolation incident came to light, the "Tibetan government-in-exile", the inciter immediately published an article by the "government spokesman" on their "official website"to clarify the "truth". It immediately denied having incited the incident and indicated sending people to self-immolate in Tibet went against the Buddhist doctrine.

Tibetan pilgrims make pilgrimage in front of a monastery.[Photo/Files]

When the so-called statement was issued on the website, Gyatso couldn't believe that the "Dusum Legong" (or the Security Department of the "Tibetan government-in-exile"), which brought him onto the path of the self-immolation step by step, had abandoned him.

"I was afraid that they would abandon me. They can't deny it. How could they say they had nothing to do with me?" Gyatso said angrily, and pointed out that he would like to tell his own story so as to warn other people.

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Tibet.cn

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