News Desk, Amar Ujala, Tawang
Published by: Gaurav Pandey
Updated Sun, 24 October 2021 06:34 PM IST
China will not play a role in the election of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan religious leader, and the Tibetan people will not accept China’s interference in the election of the next Dalai Lama at any cost. This was stated by the head of the Tawang Monastery, the second oldest monastery in the world. In addition, he called on other countries to come forward to help Tibet.
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According to the news agency PTI, Rinpoche, the head of a nearly 350-year-old monastery near the India-China border, said China needs to confront its expansionist policy and that India must have real control over its neighbor, the Line.
Rinpoche said that only the current Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people have the right to decide who will be the next Tibetan spiritual leader, and that China will not play any role in this. The announcement by the head of the world’s second-largest monastery after the Potla Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, came amid intense tensions between the two countries.
The election of the Dalai Lama is not a political issue
‘The Chinese government has no faith in religion. How can a government that does not believe in religion decide who the next Dalai Lama is? The legacy plan is about religion and faith, not a political issue. China has no right to participate in this process.
‘Countries like India should come forward to help Tibet’
Riponche said the Tibetan people would not accept any orders from China in this regard. He said China was trying to seize Tibetan heritage and gain control over its people. China has imposed a lot of sanctions here, and countries like India need to cooperate with Tibet.