Recently, after the Doklam dispute, India and China relations are not working well. In such a situation, the Modi government has issued a notice to Indian leaders and government employees asking them to avoid attending programs of Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.
According to the report published in Punjab Kesari, the Modi government has issued a note and said that due to lack of good relations with China, we should avoid the going to Dalai Lama’s programs.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had sent the note to Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha. to give information to senior leaders and government employees about this. Sinha said that leaders and employees should not become a part of the Dalai Lama’s program as talks on Indo-China relations are currently being discussed. If the leaders and employees will attend the programs of spiritual leaders it would have an adverse effect on this matter.
Significantly, the Dalai Lama has often been criticizing the policies of the Chinese government and China terms Tibet’s spiritual mentor as a dangerous separatist. According to the report, China was upset over the fact that Tibetans are listening to the Dalai Lama’s discourses in Bodh Gaya instead of going to religious places under their religious pilgrimage.