Kathmandu, August 2 : Nepal's Maoists have accused Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, of brainwashing children after luring them away from Nepal in the name of educating them. The Maoist mouthpiece Janadisha daily reported on Saturday that this week, 29 young boys, aged between seven and 14 years, were brought to Kathmandu from a remote mountainous region in Solukhumbu district on the Nepal-Tibet border to be sent to Dharamsala, where the exiled Tibetan leader resides.
"The Dalai Lama's supporters are taking children en masse from remote villages in Nepal," the Maoist daily said and added "The exiled leader, who lives in India, faces allegations of fomenting anti-China protests in Nepal, which are planned by the US."
According to the Maoist daily, a resident of Helambu village, Sarki Lama, was taking the boys to Dharamsala. The youngsters are mostly Nepali boys of Tibetan origin.
Earlier, a section of the Nepali media had also reported that the Dalai Lama was recruiting a religious army in Nepal, a report which has been denied by the supporters of the Nobel peace laureate.