DHARAMSHALA: North American Tibetans have condemned the Dolgyal followers’ protests and baseless allegations against His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
“We state our full confidence and respect for His Holiness the Dalai Lama as our revered spiritual leader and symbol of Tibet,” delegates of the 13th North American Tibetan Association Conference said in a unanimously passed resolution in Washington, DC.
“The delegates of the 13th North America Tibetan Association Conference unanimously express our deep concern and condemn all protests as well as groundless allegations against His Holiness the Dalai Lama by some followers of Dolgyal (Shugden), especially in recent months, during His Holiness’ visit to Europe and USA,” the resolution said.
“His Holiness the Dalai Lama has never banned the worship of Shugden and this is attested by National Human Rights Commission based in India,” it said.
“We strongly reaffirm our full support for His Holiness as the true spiritual leader and a guiding force of Tibetans and millions of people around the world. His Holiness is the apostle of peace and an advocate for world peace and humanity.”
“Therefore, the recent actions and allegations of the Shugden group has deeply saddened and hurt the feelings of the Tibetan people,” it said.
There are 30 Tibetan Associations across United States and Canada representing near about 15,000-17,000 Tibetans. The conference was attended by 21 of them.