New Delhi: India on Thursday indicated that there
will be no change in the hospitality extended to Tibetan
spiritual leader Dalai Lama even after his stepping down from
the present formal position as he was an "honoured guest" of
"His holiness the Dalai Lama is an honoured guest in
India. And he is a spiritual and religious leader," MEA
Spokesperson said when asked if India will have any problem
if the Tibetan leader continues staying in the country even
after his retirement.
Earlier, the 76-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate, who has
been at the forefront of a six-decade-long struggle for
freedom of Tibetans, announced he would step down as political
head of Tibetan government-in-exile but will remain the
spiritual leader and continue to advocate "meaningful
autonomy" for Tibet.