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Why did Dalai Lama Escape from Tibet?

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Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Dalai Lama Image source : theindiaexpress.com
  • When The Dalai Lama crossed the border, India granted him political shelter after fleeing Chinese repression of a national uprising in Tibet.
  • Tensin Gyatso was born in Taktser, China.
  • During 1940, people named him the 14th Dalai Lama, making him Tibet’s religious and political leader.
  • During 1950, Tibet came under Chinese authority during the 20th century, and communist China conquered the country.
  • Communist China’s anti-religious policies victimized Tibet’s devout inhabitants, who embrace a distinct style of Buddhism.
  • In March 1959, after years of intermittent protests, a full-fledged revolt erupted, forcing the Dalai Lama to leave as Chinese troops suppressed the revolt.
  • He went into exile in India on March 31, 1959, living in Dharamshala, where he created a democratic Tibetan administration.
  • The visit of the Dalai Lama in India was a watershed moment in Indo-Chinese ties from a political standpoint.
  • One of the most important outcomes of the Dalai Lama’s exile to India was the Sino-Indian war of 1962.

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