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mis-dicki-chhoyangDharamshala: - A top official of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Thursday has responded to the Chinese government's allegations on the self-immolation protests in Tibet.

Beijing has accused the Tibetan government-in-exile and His Holiness the Dalai Lama of "publishing a 'Self-immolation Guide' on the Internet," claimed "openly encouraging the Tibetans to carry out self-immolations according to the plan and procedures".

The response came after various of disinformation has been spread by China's state-run propaganda mouthpieces, including "Xinhua" over the ongoing wave of self-immolation protests, against Chinese repressive policies in Tibet.

The 'Chinese Government misrepresents personal writings on self-Immolations to lay blame on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration,' Ms Dicki Chhoyang, Kalon or minister of the Department of Information & International Relations of CTA said in a statement issued on, March 7, 2013.

"On March 1, 2013, Xinhua News Agency issued a press release accusing the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and His Holiness the Dalai Lama of encouraging self-immolations in Tibet through a blog postings by Mr. Lhamo Kyab (Chin: Lhamo Je). Mr. Kyab is a former member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile who now resides in France," she said in the statement.

"He is neither part of the Central Tibetan Administration nor Private Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His blog reflects his personal opinion. "Such writings are irresponsible and unnecessarily give excuses to the Chinese government to resort to the blame game and shirk its responsibility for the root causes leading to self-immolations," the minister said.

The Tibetan administration has repeatedly issued its statements saying "As life is precious," the administration "has consistently discouraged self-immolations and any other forms of drastic actions."

"The CTA supports the aspirations of Tibetans inside Tibet for the return of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans. The onus for the problem in Tibet firmly lies with the Chinese government. The CTA welcomes Chinese authorities to visit its offices in Dharamshala, India for proof of their allegations,' she further stated in the statement.

Almost all of the self-immolators in Tibet have reportedly called for the return of the spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Tibet and freedom for Tibetans. However, many also called for independence for Tibet.

At-least 107 Tibetans- including monks, nuns, students and lay people - have set themselves on fire in Tibet since 2009 and most of them have reportedly died.

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