US thanks India for hosting Dalai since 1959

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WASHINGTON: The US on Monday thanked India for hosting the

Dalai Lama

since 1959 as it commemorated the

85th birthday

of the

Tibetan spiritual leader

. The Dalai Lama has been living in India ever since he fled

Tibet

in 1959 following a crackdown on an uprising by the local population.
“Happy 85th birthday to His

Holiness

@DalaiLama, who has inspired the world through his peace ?& kindness, and as a symbol of the struggle for Tibetans and their heritage. We thank India for hosting His Holiness and Tibetans in freedom since 1959 & wish His Holiness happiness,” the US state department’s South and Central Asian Affairs bureau tweeted.

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