News Update from Dorje Shugden Devotees Charitable Society, Delhi, India, September 16 2008
Delegation from the European Tibet Support group urge a resolution to the conflict
Recently, five delegates from the European Tibet Support group came to Dharamasala. They said:
“For the last few months, Shugden devotees have protested widely. They are alleging that there is no religious freedom in the Tibetan exile community. A lot of world have picked up on this news and people are starting to pay attention to the issue.The speaker of the Tibetan parliament and some others said that they would discuss the issue during the session and invite the European delegates. However, Kalon Tripa Samdhong said there was no need to invite them since it is a Tibetan issue, and that they are not yet ready to reply to the European delegates.
On the other hand, we are fighting for religious freedom in Tibet. When there is a claim of a violation of religious freedom amongst Tibetan exiles, it is difficult for us to do our work.
Therefore, it would be good if you could solve this problem among yourselves.”
Court proceedings against the Dalai Lama and Kalon Tripa Samdhong
The first hearing was held at the Delhi High Court on September 12. The lawyer for the Dalai Lama and Samdhong Rinpoche sought more time, surprisingly saying that they could not reply yet. They have sought an extension until November 19 2008.
Posted courtesy of the Dorje Shugden Devotees Charitable Society