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We enjoy freedom living in India: Dalai Lama

Una: His Holiness Dalai Lama, the Tibetan leader in exile on Sunday said that he is enjoying freedom by living in India.

“We already enjoy the freedom of living in India for over sixty years. In one way I’m a refugee but I enjoy India’s freedom,” he said.

Talking about the freedom of Tibet, Dalai Lama recalled the former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s remarks.

“Tibetan freedom… since 1974… before that, we appealed to the UN. Pandit Nehru advised that the United Nations cannot do much. Sooner or later, much better to approach the Chinese and talk to them,” he said.

“In 2001, I completely retired. The elected political leadership carry all these responsibilities. I think eventually we can teach Chinese how to practice democracy,” he said.

The Tibetan government-in-exile had signalled at China wherein the government passed a resolution affirming that the successor of Dalai Lama will be chosen by the spiritual leader himself and no nation has locus standi on the issue.

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