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Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama thanked India for sheltering him

Dalai Lama 60%

The Dalai Lama thanked India on Monday for sheltering him and thousands of other exiled Tibetans who have been forced to flee their homeland in China over the last 50 years.

The Tibetan exile community has been based in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamshala since 1959, when the Dalai Lama, their spiritual leader, escaped over the Himalayas following a failed uprising against Chinese rule.

"We are extremely gratful to this country for the past 50 years, for what the Indian government and the Indian public have done for us," the 73-year-old Buddhist monk told reporters in New Delhi.

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See AFP


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