Karmapa is Innocent, Say Tibetans in Bangalore

Bangalore (Feb.3)-Around 500 Tibetans held a candle light vigil in the city, yesterday evening to protest against the media speculation, and hurting the sentiments of all the Buddhists.
Tibetans in Bangalore lighting candles in a demonstration against the media allegation of H.H. the 17th Karmapa Lama

 His Holiness Karmapa has followers all over the world including Tibet, and china, and he can't be accused of being Chinese spy just because Chinese currency was found at his residential monastery, said Ishu Dolker, a doctor in the city who was spokesperson for the day. "Last week, the police raid found a few million rupees in the form of dollar, Yuan and two other dozens of currencies from the transit residence of Ugyen Trinley Dorje the 17th Karmapa, at Sidharpur in Dharamashala, and the Indian government is suspecting him as a Chinese spy, and even the national media reported Karmapa, a link to China, without any ground work research," Said Yungdrung Tenzin, vice president of Tibetan Regional Youth Congress, Bangalore.
"At most, it might be a bad accountancy by his staff at the monastery, but we must know that his devotees used to offer him money as a token of love and respect, and His Holiness is using this money for charity purposes, not for himself. He has many Chinese devotees also," said Dolker.

The Tibetan students and residents in the city who took part in the protest used slogans like "Karmapa is innocent, and media, please no conclusion without final investigation."

The candle light vigil was inaugurated with a speech by Sonam Paljor, president of the regional youth congress and concluded with Tibetan and Indian National Anthem at Gandhi Square.


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