NEW DELHI—The Beijing regime has claimed that Tibetans are plotting a mass suicide attack during the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics.
On April 1, the Tibetan government-in-exile, headquatered in Dharamasala, India, refuted the accusation, and demanded China to provide evidence of the claim.
The Tibetan government pointed out that such statements are merely a part of Beijing's propaganda. The government also reiterated that Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, does not oppose the Beijing Olympics.
The Tibetan government's spokesperson, Thubten Samphel, stated during a telephone interview that, “Chinese authorities should give evidence to support their allegations, instead of making groundless accusations.”
Thubten Samphel denied the suicide plot completely, emphasizing that suicide is a major sin in Buhhdism.
“Our protests are all peaceful. In Buddhist teachings, there's no such idea as suicide attacks,” he said.
“We believe that life is the most sacred treasure of all.”
He added, “These unfounded accusations will bring good to neither Chinese nor Tibetans.”