This refers to a press report of August 2, 2008 in the online version of Times of India citing a report in the Nepal’s Maoists’ mouthpiece Janadisha Daily accusing His Holiness the Dalai Lama of brainwashing Nepalese children.
The Maoists, according to the report, accused His Holiness the Dalai Lama of brainwashing children as young as seven years after luring them away from Nepal in the name of educating them.
The Central Tibetan Administration has never ever supported or encouraged such kind of en masse recruitment of Nepalese children in its schools and institutions, nor do we have the resources and facilities to maintain them given the large number of young Tibetans who escape out of Tibet every year to pursue their education in exile which they are deprived of in their own homeland.
In fact, there are reports about some disgruntled elements in the exile Tibetan community, who in the name of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration are carrying out this mass recruitment of young Nepalese children, apparently to discredit and defame His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration.
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Sonam N. Dagpo