Phayul[Saturday, February 27, 2010 18:48]
Nepal's President Ram Baran Yadav, Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala, who is also the deputy prime minister, and Culture Minister Minendra Rijal have received invitations to attend the birth centenary celebrations of the monk at a Tibetan monastery in Kathmandu.
However, the officials have distanced themselves from the Tibetan monastery under pressure from China, IANS reported.
The Tibetan monastery is celebrating the birth centenary celebrations of Dilgo Khyentse. ... This year, Shechen monasteries worldwide are celebrating the birth centenary of the monk.
The Chinese embassy in Kathmandu reportedly conveyed its anger over the invitations to Nepal's foreign ministry, saying any acceptance would be regarded as a gross violation of Nepal's avowed commitment towards China.
So apparently, Nepalese officials are not allowed to visit a religious celebration in a Buddhist monastery in their own country - or is Nepal a Chinese province?
Just imagine that the USA would forbid a Canadese official to visit a church in Canada...
By the way, Nepalese border police also arrested 17 Tibetans who fled China... Why does this remind me of Eastern Germany before the wall fell in 1989?
Love & clear light,