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Dalai Lama returns to Dharamsala

By Staff

Dharamsala, Oct 21: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, arrived here on Monday, Oct 20 days after undergoing successful surgery to remove gallstones at a Delhi hospital.

Hundreds of Tibetans greeted their leader as he passed roads leading out of the airport. Floats were put up and Tibetans showered flowers on him. Young and old, all waited eagerly to catch a glimpse of the Dalai Lama. "We the Tibetans in Himachal Pradesh, all came to welcome our leader here. He has been in Delhi for few days," said Nodup Wangdu, a Tibetan exile.

The Dalai Lama was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai with abdominal discomfort in August. Thereafter, he traveled to Delhi for his operation last month.

The Dalai Lama has called a special meeting of Tibetan exiles in November or December to discuss this year's political unrest in Tibet and the future of the Tibetan movement.


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