Saturday, 12 February 2011

Karmapa Cleared

The Press Trust of India news agency reported that on Friday Indian authorities cleared Ugyen Thinley Dorje, the 17th Karmapa, Tibetan Buddhism's third most important leader, in a probe into $1.35 million in cash discovered last month at his headquarters in northern India.

Rajwant Sandhu, the top civil servant in Himachal Pradesh state, said the money found during a raid on the Karmapa's monastery had been donated by his followers just as was stated at the time by the Karmapa's office.

Last week, state police probing the case said the Karmapa's followers violated Indian tax and foreign currency laws in collecting the donations. Also the Karmapa Office of Administration has had to adamantly deny Indian media reports that the Buddhist leader might be a Chinese agent sent to India to control exiled Tibetan Buddhists who have made their home there.

This does all reek of a campaign to discredit his Holiness, couldn't have anything to do with the ongoing dispute over the proposed land purchase by Tibetan exiles in the region, could it?

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