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Dalai Lama free to carry out religious activities in India, clarifies govt

The clarification comes in the wake of reports that appeared in a certain section of the media stating that the Centre had allegedly asked to skip Dalai Lama events, in a bid to mend fences with Beiji

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama delivers Rajendra Mathur Memorial Lecture in New Delhi.

An on Friday clarified that Tibetan the has been "accorded all freedom to carry out his religious activities in "

The clarification comes in the wake of reports that appeared in a certain section of the media stating that the Centre had allegedly asked to skip events, in a bid to mend fences with

In this regard, the reiterated that New Delhi's stance on the was "clear and consistent."

"Government of India's position on His Holiness the is clear and consistent. He is a revered religious leader and is deeply respected by the people of There is no change in that position. His Holiness is accorded all freedom to carry out his religious activities in India," the statement read.

Earlier in February, had reportedly issued an official statement asking to skip all functions of the Dalai Lama, seeking to be an embodiment of India's commitment to mending ties with

The note was reportedly issued a day before the departed for to hold talks with China's Vice Kong Xuanyou, Wang and

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First Published: Fri, March 02 2018. 11:50 IST
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