The New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) has never murdered anyone, or ever wished for this. This irresponsible accusation has been aimed solely at discrediting the NKT for their opposition to the 14th Dalai Lama’s ban of Dorje Shugden practice.

It is related to the false allegations that Dorje Shugden practitioners in India were responsible for murder of Lobsang Gyatso, the Director of the Tibetan School of Dialectics, and his two assistants in Dharamsala in 1997. After a few days of investigation, the police found no evidence linking any Dorje Shugden practitioner to the crime, and dropped the case. The main victim was known to have many enemies within Tibetan society due to his outspoken views on politics and the Tibetan guerrilla movement. However, this calumny has continued to be circulated by some supporters of the Tibetan government.