There is a very interesting article on the Tibettalk website by Jigme Duntak called ‘Keep Religion and Politics Separate’
The article questions the actions of the Tibetan Government in Exile passing a resolution in 1996 to follow the Dalai Lama’s advice to stop the propitiation of Dorje Shugden, arguing that a secular government should not involve itself in religious matters by supporting or opposing any particular religious sect. As we know, the TGIE is against the practice and practitioners of Dorje Shugden and in this way is acting inappropriately.
The passing of a resolution by a secular government against a religious Deity clearly shows the mixing of politics and religion that is taking place in Tibetan society, born of the confusion as to whether the Dalai Lama is the head of a secular government or a spiritual leader. This is a very ugly and dangerous situation which threatens the purity of Buddhist teachings for future generations of Tibetan Buddhists.