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Tibet wants to be part of China Dalai Lama says

NEW DELHI (SE): Although a controversial figure in China, the spiritual leader of Tibet was quoted by Today Online Shillong as saying that his country does not want to be separated from China.

However, he added forcefully that Beijing should allow the region to preserve its culture and traditional script.

Nevertheless, he admitted that these two points are the sticking point between Lhasa and Beijing, as he believes that China is wary of Tibet simply because it has its own script and culture.

But the Dalai Lama remained adamant that he believes it is mutually beneficial to both China and Tibet to continue to include his country as part of the People’s Republic of China.

He added that Beijing should learn from India how people from diverse cultures can live peacefully and still remain part of one nation.

The Dalai Lama was paying his first visit to Meghalaya, where he addressed the sixth convocation of the Martin Luther Christian University in the state capital.

The governor of Meghalaya, Krishan Kant Paul, and chief minister, Mukul Sangma, were also attending the function.

The Dalai Lama said India is beset with corruption even though it is a highly religious society.

He is on a four-day visit to the north-eastern state with the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay.

 

The Dalai Lama’s itinerary includes a visit to a monastery in Shillong, a day-long discourse on Buddhism and an interfaith meeting. He left for New Delhi on February 6.

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