Current Affairs


  • The government allowed Urgyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, to address a public gathering in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The move comes six months after the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, allowed the Karmapa to travel abroad.
  • The Gyalwang Karmapa is the head of the Karma Kagyu school, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He escaped from Tibet in 2000.
  • Government’s decision to allow the Karmapa to visit Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China comes a month after the U.S Ambassador to India Richard Verma visited Tawang, which China claims as a “disputed” territory.
  • China had criticised India for Mr. Verma’s visit. Dalai Lama is also expected to visit Arunachal Pradesh for a fortnight visit in March 2017.