China deployed “well-trained female agents” to assassinate the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, according Indian police cited by the state’s media.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday rejected these claims and Beijing has accused police in India of “framing” China.
The official website of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) also denied the allegations.
Nonetheless, India is vamping up police presence near the Dalai Lama’s residence, according to reports from China.
Quoting a report in the Indian media, the nationalistic Chinese tabloid Global Times reported that “…a proposal has been made to the State Home Department to enhance security for the Dalai Lama ‘in view of the threat perception to his life’ and ‘there have been several instances in the recent past when alleged Chinese spies with maps and documents containing secret information have been arrested around his residence.’”
China accuses the Dalai Lama, who moved to India along with other Tibetans during the 1950s, of encouraging “separatism” in TAR.
In the last few years, more than 130 Tibetans have self-immolated in TAR. They demand the return of their spiritual leader, now the 14th Dalai Lama, as well as wider religious and cultural rights.
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