New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday alleged that Chinese soldiers disguised as monks were instigating riots in his homeland.
Dalai Lama joined religious leaders of several faiths at the memorial of Mahatama Gandhi, Rajghat, in New Delhi, to pray for those killed in the unrest in Tibet since March 10.
The exiled Tibetan leader told reporters later that he had come to New Delhi to take a course on Buddhist teaching and meditation, but his mind had been much distracted after the Lhasa uprising.
“Since March 10 (when riots begin in Lhasa), I am having the same experience that I had in 1959 (the year he fled to India from Tibet),” he said.
China was disguising its soldiers as monks to give the impression that Tibetans were instigating the riots, he added.
“In one picture, we see a lama holding a sword, but it is not a traditional Tibetan sword. We know that a few hundred soldiers have been dressed like monks,” said the Dalai Lama, who fled his homeland in 1959 and lives in India along with some 100,000 Tibetan exiles.
Massive protests engulfed large parts of Lhasa and Tibet earlier this month challenging Beijing’s rule in the region. This also sparked demonstrations by Tibetans in several countries, including India.
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