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Slandering Karmapa, by Sunanda K Datta-Ray

Deccan Herald, Feb 9th 2011

Karmapa’s office may be guilty of financial mishandling, but to accuse him of being China’s agent is unethical.

What intrigues me about the controversy over the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is whether home ministry officials suspect him of being a Chinese agent or of financial improprieties. It would be dishonest and dangerous if they are using the latter to imply the former so that he can be replaced by their favourite who is a rival candidate for the title. That trivialises national security to serve a private purpose.

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