Dalai Lama "enjoys freedom by living in India"
Una : Tibetan leader in exile, Dalai Lama on Sunday said that he "enjoys freedom by living in India."
"It's been sixty years I am living year, in one way I am a refugee but I enjoy India's Freedom," said Dalai Lama in Una (Himachal Pradesh).
When asked about the freedom of Tibet, he said that the former Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru had told him that UN will not be able to do much.
"Tibetan freedom...since 1974...before that, we appealed to the UN. Pandit Nehru advised that the United Nations cannot do much. Sooner or later, much better to approach the Chinese and talk to them," he said.
"In '74, we decided to not seek independence. Try to remain...while we remain within the People's Republic of China, we should have certain rights for the preservation of our own culture," he added.
Making a droll, he said they can teach Chinese about the democracy.
"Since 2001, I completely retired. The elected political leadership carry all these responsibilities. I think eventually we can teach Chinese how to practice democracy," he said.
On October 6, Tibetan government-in-exile had notified that the Dalai Lama successor will be chosen by the spiritual leader himself and no nation will have a locus standi on the issue.