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The spiritual leader ends his 15-day stay at Mundgod camp

Farewell:Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, leaving Mundgod on Thursday after a 15-day stay.
Farewell:Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, leaving Mundgod on Thursday after a 15-day stay.

The autocratic system of China has destroyed the 4,000-year-old civilisation and traditions of Tibet. The ban on free flow of the information in China is the main hurdle in the way of solving the Tibetan issue, said the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists.

The Dalai Lama was replying to a question from a journalist during a press conference in Karwar on Thursday. He was on his way to New Delhi from Mundgod in Uttara Kannada where he spent a couple of weeks in the Tibetan camp.

The Dalai Lama said that the situation in Tibet was bad and hopeless. The information about the real situation and the turmoil in Tibet was being suppressed by the Chinese government and the rest of the world was not getting the information on the real situation prevailing there. He said he had retired from active political life and handed over the political responsibility to elected representatives of the Tibetan community. But he would continue to fight for the freedom and liberation of Tibet from China.

He said the monarchy, dictatorship, and totalitarian regimes had been discarded by the people in different countries. Democracy was the panacea for all problems. China was a mighty country with a large population, economy, and military. But it was part of the world and it could not go against the system established in the world. Sooner than later the totalitarian system in China would come to an end, he said.

He termed his 15-day stay in Mundgod as a grand success and thanked the people, the district administration, and the police of Uttara Kannada for extending him the hospitality.

Reacting to the rumour and the fear among the people that world would come to an end on December 21, the Dalai Lama said he heard that a woman from Mayan culture had predicted deluge and said that he would not believe in such rumours.

Officials of the district administration and the police department, including Imkongla Jameer, Deputy Commissioner, greeted him in Karwar.

Later he left for Dabolim airport in Goa.


  • Situation in Tibet is bad and hopeless: Dalai Lama

  • He says the totalitarian system in China will come to end


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