The ultimatum from the Indian government against the three Chinese journalists of the Xinhua News Agency to leave the country by 31 July by denying to extend their visa came primarily due to their involvement with the Shugden issue of Tibetan community in India according to fresh reports.
“What particularly sent the alarm bell ringing in the intelligence agencies is that they chose to meet the Tibetans in Karnataka, where a section of the exiled community living in settlements in Bylakuppe and Mundgod has been trying to wage a rebellion against Dalai Lama.” quoted as a source saying by Deccan Herald which explains that the Indian intelligence did not take the decision only because they visited the area using fake names, but because had met those sect of exiled Tibetans from Bylakuppe and Mundgod.
The section of Tibetans are non other than the followers of the Dorje Shugden followers whose main centres are still located in these two Tibetan settlements in South India.
“Concerns over Beijing’s attempts to foment a rebellion within the exiled Tibetans in India prompted New Delhi not to extend visas of three journalists from China.” said the report in the DH.
The Indian government has been concerned with the growing activities of the Dorje Shugden sect in these areas of the country as the Serpom Monastic University at Bylakuppe and Shar Ganden monastery in Mundgod are among the primary centres of their followers. They have been campaigning aggressively and their eruption has been of a great concern of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s security across the world.