Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Saturday called on Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, who is in Leh region for the Kalachakra ceremonies.
Notwithstanding China`s political conflict with the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism is increasingly becoming popular among young Han Chinese who see it as a true spiritual solace to overcome their frustrations in a fast-paced materialistic society.
Chinese authorities have detained a highly regarded Tibetan monk and 16 of his supporters, a Tibetan writer said.
Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay blamed China for self-immolations in Tibet and termed the situation there as "tragic and unfortunate".
A Tibetan monk has set himself on fire in an act of protest in China, reports and campaign groups said.
The situation in Tibet remains quite tense, the US said, as the number of deaths in the region due to self-immolation has crossed the 100 mark.
Police in Tibet have shot and killed a demonstrator and detained six others who were protesting a power plant.
The 17th Karmapa of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism opens his morning prayers with chanting of Sanskrit shlokas.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
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