Smear: NKT are murderers

Truth: The NKT have never murdered anyone. This is a very irresponsible accusation aimed solely at discrediting them for their opposition to the Dalai Lama’s ban of Dorje Shugden.

It is against the very ethos of Buddhism, including the NKT, to kill or harm any living being. One of the commitments of Buddhist refuge is not to harm others. Buddha himself said that those who harm others are not trainees in virtue (i.e. his disciples).

This smear is related to the false accusations that Dorje Shugden practitioners were assumed responsible for 3 murders in Dharamsala 12 years ago. After a few days of investigation, the police found no evidence linking any Dorje Shugden practitioner to the crime, and dropped the case. The victim was known to have many enemies within Tibetan society due to his outspoken views on politics and the Tibetan guerilla movement. However, this calumny has continued to be peddled by the Tibetan government and some of its western supporters in order to cast aspersion on Dorje Shugden practitioners.

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Defamatory accusations of murder

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