Dalai Lama Said Tibet Needs Autonomy, Not Independence From China
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Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said in Jammu on Thursday that he does not want independence from China, but is seeking autonomy. On China’s objection to his visit, the Dalai Lama said that he does not mind China’s objection, as some Chinese hardliners see and criticize him as a separatist and reactionary.
But the reality is that the Chinese people are beginning to realize that the Dalai Lama does not want independence from China, but meaningful autonomy and the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture. The Chinese people are showing interest in Tibetan Buddhism, he said. Many Chinese scholars are also realizing that Tibetan Buddhism is actually full of wisdom and traditions that are very scientific. The Dalai Lama said that in the 1950-60s, Chinese fundamentalists thought that the Tibetan issue could be resolved with military force, but the situation remained the same.
Buddhist religious leader will leave for Ladakh for 15 days
Tibetan Buddhist religious leader Dalai Lama left Dharamsala on Thursday morning for a 15-day visit to Ladakh. This is the Dalai Lama’s first visit outside Dharamsala after being in isolation for nearly two years during the Corona period. At the same time, China will also have a full eye on his Ladakh tour.
China may flare up on India
The Dalai Lama celebrated his birthday in Ladakh in 2018. During that too there was a strong reaction from China towards India. Just in the first week of July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had congratulated the Dalai Lama on his birthday. China had expressed strong displeasure over that too.