Dharamsala (Arvind Sharma )
Dalai Lama’s security reviewed in Dharamsala after Bodh Gaya blasts
Dharamsala is home to Tibetan spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso and the 17th Karmapa, Ogeyn Trinley Dorje. Beside this two prominent monasteries including Kirti Monastery in Dharamsala and Palpung Sherabling Monastery at Bhattu in Baijnath are also around FDharamsala.
The security of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been reviewed here at Dharamsala after the blasts in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya town early Sunday morning. Extra force has been put in place both at the Dalai Lama’s palace and the Gyuto Tantric Monastic University, where the Karmapa resides, after the Bodh Gaya blasts, Superintendent of Police Balbir Thakur said. Thakur reviewed the security arrangements at both the places in the morning and necessary steps were taken to beef up the security. “Police surveillance has been increased around McLeodganj police station and a close vigil is being kept in areas around the Dalai Lama’s residence and the Karmapa’s residence,” said Thakur
The Dalai Lama’s private office also took important steps here to step up the security. “We have issued an advisory to His Holiness’ personal security officials,” Ngodup Dorjee, Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) department of security secretary, told IANS.
“The Dalai Lama has already been provided Z-plus category security (by the Indian government). But we have beefed up the security of his official palace and Tsuglagkhang temple too,” he said. “Police surveillance has been intensified in and around McLeodganj. We are in regular touch with the central intelligence agencies,” he added. The SP Kangra Balbir Thakur said Thakur said one of the two entry gates to the Tsuglagkhang temple has been closed and extra force has been deployed there. Electronic items, including camera and mobile, will not be allowed in the temple complex,” he added.
The Dalai Lama is currently in Karnataka where he participated in functions related to his 78th birthday Saturday in Bylakuppe, one of the largest settlements of the exiles in India.
A high official meeting would be held in Dharamsala , the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile, on Monday to review security arrangements of Tibetan monasteries and temples located across India.