The Times of India reported on the recent statements by the Dalai Lama. Beijing has repeatedly warned against India having the Dalai Lama visit Arunachal Pradesh. However, the Dalai Lama has not taken these cautionary notes very heavily via Beijing and has decided to make a trip to India without cancellation.
It will be a 13-day trip to the northeast of the country, of India. The Tibetan spiritual leader has remarked that “things are normal” from his point of view.
He appears unfazed by the possibility of the repercussions of the 13-day trip to India. A foreign ministry spokesman from China reported that the visit by the Dalai Lama will “have serious damage on bilateral relations” for India.
He will attend, the Dalai Lama, a festival – the “Namami Brahmaputra festival on Sunday after addressing students at Gauhati University – along with other events. For example, the Dalai Lama will give an address at Dibrugarh University for the students in upper Assam.
After this, he will leave to Lumla – near Tawang – and will consecrate a Buddhist temple that is opening in Lumla.
The Nobel laureate will present a talk entitled “a human approach to world peace” that assisted the Dalai Lama; however, the “Ulfa (I)” appealed the laureate – who is the Dalai lama – to not speak negatively or “against China in public or in private.”
This was seen as a political issue rather than a talk alone. On April 10 and 11th, the Dalai Lama will visit Dirang and Bomdila, respectively, which is a sensitive area because it is where, in 1962, the Chinese army retreated. At that point, the Tibetan spiritual leader will then take a trip to the state capital on April 12.
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