Ban entry of Dalai Lama critics: Ladakh council
The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Leh, on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution seeking a ban on entry of media houses and individuals to Leh who tried to “malign the image” of the Dalai Lama.
The Hill Council represents the Buddhist majority Leh region of the UT of Ladakh and its members on Tuesday condemned the “attempts to malign the image of His Holiness and appealed to people to check facts before sharing messages on social media and we also appeal to the media houses/social media influencer/individuals to disseminate authentic/real news.”
The resolution underscored that the “LAHDC, Leh and the people of Ladakh stand in solidarity with His Holiness… Further, we appeal to the Government of India/UT Administration that media houses and individuals/celebrities involved in defaming HH the 14 Dalai Lama (directly or directly) should not be allowed to attend any public events in Ladakh, including G-20, unless and until they extend an apology.”
In a video on February 28, the Dalai Lama was seen purportedly kissing a boy on his lips. This drew criticism from several quarters over “inappropriate behaviour”.