Demand for bringing Karmapa to Rumtek
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Last Updated: Sunday, February 06, 2011, 21:45
Gangtok: Some Buddhist leaders here have demanded that the 17th Karmpa Ugyen Trinley Dorjee be brought to Rumtek monastery, once given clean chit by the government. Claiming that the Karmapa has his rightful place at Rumtek donated by the Chogyals, Karmapa Reception Committee (KRC) member N T Bhutia said "let our new slogan be K2R (Karmapa to Rumtek)".

"We must not lose hope but remain positive...The day he is given a clean chit then he is free to come to Sikkim," All Sikkim Tamang Buddhist Association president Kumar Yonzon said alluding to recent raids at Dharamsala.

"It is the legitimate demand of the followers that their religious leader is allowed to come and stay at his original residence," former minister and spokesperson for the Joint Action Committee formed by monasteries and non-governmental organizations Thukchuk Lachungpa said.


First Published: Sunday, February 06, 2011, 21:45

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