Sat, Jun 24, 2017 | updated 11:00 PM IST
Tibetans protest China's alleged restrictions on its citizens for Dalai Lama's event

Dharamsala, Jan 07 (ANI): The Tibetan Gove ment-in-exile slammed China after media reported that Beijing had barred its nationals from attending a Buddhist religious gathering in India which is presided over by Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Deputy Secretary of department of Information and Inte ational Relations, Nawang Thokmey, said such dictates were expected as it was part of Beijing's propaganda against the Dalai Lama. The Kalachakra ritual, an esoteric but very important Buddhist rite for activating dormant enlightenment, started on January 3 and will conclude on January 14. Thokmey urged China to withdraw restrictions on religious freedom.