China criticises Dalai Lama over island comments
- CBI sought part RTI exemption, Govt gave it full
- Screen Awards: Milkha, Ram-Leela and Madras Cafe dominate
- DGCA seeks fresh public objections after clearing AirAsia for take-off
- Delhi: 51-year-old Danish national alleges gangrape, 15 detained for questioning
- I wonder if I will be able to ever reunite with my husband, my kids. I miss them: Devyani
China has criticized the Dalai Lama over his comments on an island dispute and accusations that Beijing is not doing enough to stop a wave of self-immolations among Tibetans.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told reporters Monday that the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader was associating himself with Japanese right-wingers to oppose China. That followed his use of the Japanese name for an island group claimed by both China and Japan.
Hong also accused the Dalai Lama of glorifying the self-immolations, the latest of which took place Saturday.
In his comments Monday in Japan, the Dalai Lama reportedly blamed Beijing for not investigating the root cause of despair and hopelessness among Tibetans that many say is prompting them to take their lives as a form of protest.