【The Tribune 10月3日】Centre asks Karmapa to return from US 中央要求噶玛巴从美国回来
Noting that his followers desire to have him in India, the government today asked Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who is currently staying in the US, to come back to India. At the same time, the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed that the Karmapa has acquired the citizenship of Dominican Republic and uses that country’s passport for travel all over the world.
A senior MHA official, however, said the spiritual leader appears to be reluctant to return, as he wants unrestricted movement within the country as well as abroad, like the Dalai Lama...
【The Times of India 10月4日】Govt requests Tibetan leader Karmapa to return to India 政府要求西藏精神领袖噶玛巴返回印度
The government has requested Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa to return to India from the US, where he has been since last year, with sources indicating that this is what his followers want. It was earlier decided that Karmapa will be allotted land in the national Capital for his monastery, and a request in this regard has already been sent to Delhi LG Anil Baijal.
政府已经要求西藏精神领袖噶玛巴从美国返回印度，自从去年以来他一直在美国，消息指出是他的追随者希望他返回。早些时候已经决定，噶玛巴将被分配一块首都的土地建造他的寺院，这方面的要求已经送往德里LG Anil Baijal。
Karmapa, who is head of the powerful Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, had travelled to the US on an identification certificate, granted to Tibetan refugees in India. However, he has since acquired nationality of Dominican Republic.
The Cabinet Committee on Security had earlier allowed the Karmapa to travel anywhere in India, including to Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim Barring Rumtek Monastery, but he is required to take prior permission of the authorities for all his travels. He has been demanding that he be allowed to travel like any free citizen across India, without having to take prior clearance of the authorities, as well as abroad on his Dominican Republic passport. He cited the example of Dalai Lama, who is free to travel anywhere without any restrictions.
Government sources said the aforesaid demands of the Karmapa are under consideration, but given the reservations expressed by Indian intelligence agencies which had initially suspected him of being a 'Chinese spy', a decision may not be that easy.
Meanwhile, with the Cabinet Committee on Security already having given clearance for construction of the Karmapa's monastery in Delhi, possibly at a site in Dwarka, the Delhi LG has been requested to allot land soon.
【NDTV 10月4日】Karmapa's Followers In India Want Him To Return From US: Sources 噶玛巴的印度追随者希望他从美国返回
A senior official of the home ministry said Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje is allowed to travel anywhere in India, except Rumtek monastery in Sikkim
New Delhi: The government is trying to get Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje return to India from his US visit after repeated insistence of the Buddhist community. The 32 year-old Karmapa had gone to US in May 2017 and was expected to return last year only, but extended his stay. This is the longest period he has stayed abroad.
Besides the strategic interest involved, his followers "want him to stay in India and that's why we are vigorously pursuing his return," a senior minister in the Narendra Modi government told NDTV.
The Tibetan spiritual leader is believed to be reluctant to return as the centre is yet to allow him to move around freely in India and abroad. The Karmapa needs to take permission every time he wants to go anywhere -- unlike the Dalai Lama, who is free to travel without any restriction.
A senior official of the home ministry said Karmapa Dorje is allowed to travel anywhere in India, except Rumtek monastery in Sikkim.
The Karmapa uses a Dominican Republic passport for his travel abroad, sources said. He managed to get his passport with the help of his refugee card.
New Delhi: Last week ThePrint reported that The Karmapa Lama, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is negotiating the terms of his return with the Indian government as New Delhi looks to prepare for a post-Dalai Lama world. As it turns out, among other steps to address the looming situation, the Tibetan government-in-exile earlier quietly changed the designation of Lobsang Sangay, its elected ‘prime minister’, to ‘president’ of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)....
新德里：上周The Print 报道了噶玛巴乌金钦列多杰正与印度政府谈判他的回归，似乎新德里正在准备达赖喇嘛往生后的世界。事实证明，在其他措施来解决迫在眉睫的情况下，西藏流亡政府已预先悄然转变了洛桑.森格的头衔，从民选“总理”变成了藏人行政中央（CTA）的“总统”。......
Sangay dismissed speculation about the change in his designation, putting it down to a difference in the English interpretation from Tibetan.
“When the Dalai Lama gave up his temporal responsibilities in 2012, and I was elected as the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, my designation changed from ‘Kalon Tripa’ to ‘Sikyong’,” Sangay said, explaining the difference.
Sangay also told ThePrint that the Karmapa Lama will not be taking US citizenship and will return to India in November to attend a conference called by the Dalai Lama for all the heads of the Tibetan lineages...
“He must come. Without speculation, he has to come for the meeting so he will come back to India. The meeting is held every three years and it is mandatory for him to come,” said Sangay, “He has not been offered US citizenship. It is not so easy… And he won’t be taking it up.”
Sangay also called the rumours about the ill-health of the Dalai Lama as “nonsense” and said “he was all over Ladakh recently. His health is very good”.