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Dalai Lama Speaks of Dilemma on Spreading Self-Immolationsposted on July 12, 2012
The Dalai Lama declared that “it is best for him ‘to remain neutral’ on the issue of more than 40 Tibetans setting themselves on fire in the Tibetan areas of China over the past year,” reports The Hindu’s Ananth Krishnan. The Tibetans have performed the symbolically charged act of self-immolation to protest Chinese rule in their homeland. Despite the Dalai Lama’s stated neutrality, Krishnan writes that the Dalai Lama “called on the Chinese government to … ‘not pretend that nothing is wrong’ with its policies” in Tibet.