05/14/2012, 00.00
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The Dalai Lama accuses Beijing of "plan to kill" him

The spiritual leader speaks of Chinese women agents who have tried to poison him. The communist government denies it: "We would not have waited so long, if we had wanted to kill him." A source tells AsiaNews: "We continue to pray for his long life and success of his mission."

Dharamsala (AsiaNews) - Some Tibetan women apparently attempted to poison the Dalai Lama while pretending to approach him for his blessing. This was denounced by the Nobel Peace Laureate who points his finger at Beijing: "We received this information from Tibet - he told the Sunday Telegraph - and it is truthful. Some Chinese women agents use this method, the poison is in their hair and scarves, to poison those who touch them. "

His aides were not able to confirm the report, but stressed the need for tight security. The Dalai Lama lives in exile in Dharamsala, India since 1959, protected by a tight cordon of officers: however in recent years the increase in the number of followers of his teachings and at his public audiences has made it more difficult to protect him.

For its part, the Chinese government has denied the charges this morning. An unsigned article appeared this morning on the Global Times reading: "'China does not want to kill the Dalai Lama, if we had wanted to do so we would not have waited so long. And then there is no advantage from his death, not to mention that the authorities never kill their political opponents in exile. Conversely, if he were born in the United States, Israel, Russia or Turkey, he would not have lived a stable life. "

A Tibetan source tells AsiaNews: "It is impossible to confirm this type of thing. Hundreds of thousands of people meet the Buddhist leader every month, and not all are friends. We continue to pray for his long life and success of his spiritual and temporal mission. "


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