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Chronology of a Smear Campaign

If one reads through all of the following, one will not find one shred of evidence that at any time was any attempt made to “expel” Ani Lhamu Karma from the Sangha of Buddhist nuns in Nepal. Nevertheless this baseless allegation has been swallowed whole by a number of people around the world, including many Buddhists.

Didn’t we learn anything from “the smoking gun in the shape of a mushroom cloud”, and “we will be greeted as liberators”??

Times of India (TOI), June 27:
Buddhist nun gangraped in Nepal bus

TOI July 11:
Gangraped Nepal nun now faces expulsion from nunnery

Sujato’s Blog (a Buddhist blog from Australia) July 12:
Gangraped Nepal nun now faces expulsion from nunnery

TOI, July 16:
Debate grows in Nepal about gangraped nun
(reprinted at Buddhist Channel website here)

Sujato again, July 18:
Nuns and Rape: some links and a message

Nepal Buddhist Federation, July 19:
Official Press Release

Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils, July 19:
Letter to Nepal Buddhist Federation

TOI, July 21:
Gangraped Nepal nun likely to get re-admission in nunnery

UK Independent, Aug 5:
Nepalese chant star gives refuge to nun shunned after gang rape

My Republica (English language website based in Nepal), Aug 8:
Where even a Buddhist nun isn’t spared
(reprinted at the Buddhist Channel website here)

Salt Lake City Deseret News, Aug. 9:
Raped Buddhist nun’s lost virginity might mean she no longer can serve
(Also reprinted at the Buddhist Channel website here)

Twin Cities Star Tribune, Aug 10:
Buddhist Nunsense: East vs. West over gang rape

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