Tibetan Man Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest in Shugden Statue Controversy

A young Tibetan has killed himself to avoid arrest by Chinese authorities over the destruction of a statue of a Buddhist “protector” deity denounced by Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in a long-running religious worship controversy, sources say.

Tashi Tsering, 28, stabbed himself to death on Feb. 20 when police attempted to detain him in Markham (in Chinese, Mangkang) county, Chamdo (Changdu) prefecture, in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region over the statue’s destruction six years ago, a Tibetan living in exile told RFA’s Tibetan Service.

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Though the Dalai Lama protesters play the “victim card” none of them nor any Shugden practitioner has ever been killed or tortured or imprisoned. Nor has any of the claims by the Anti-Dalai Lama pro-Shugden protesters received the support of any Human Rights Group. The victims are on the side of those who oppose Shugden worship (e.g. the triple murder of Gen Lobsang Gyatso and two of his students) and it was even planned by Shugden followers to kill an own follower in order to put the blame onto the CTA/Dalai Lama – this evil murder plan was reported by the icon of Shugden followers, Trijang Chogtrul Rinpoche himself (see Bultrini).

The noisy misleading campaign of the New Kadampa Tradition Shugden protesters and the few Tibetans participating in it totally deludes these facts and turn the facts upside down. In that sense the NKT/ISC campaign is mentally totally in line with China’s Anti-Tibet and Anti-Dalai Lama politics and uses the same means of propaganda.

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