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Latest update : 2008-08-29

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Thursday with "abdominal discomfort," but there was "no cause for concern," doctors said Friday.

DHARAMSALA, India - Doctors looking after the Dalai Lama
in India say there is no cause for concern after he was admitted
to hospital, according to one of his aides.

"He is doing fine. He is undergoing some checkups ... the
doctors have told us that absolutely there is no cause for
concern," Chhime Chhoekyapa, a senior aide to the exiled
spiritual Tibetan leader, told Reuters from Mumbai on Friday.

The 73-year-old Dalai Lama was admitted to a hospital in
Mumbai on Thursday with "abdominal discomfort". He had
cancelled two foreign trips after complaining of fatigue.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner had returned to Dharamsala,
the north Indian town where he lives, on Sunday after a
two-week visit to France mainly to give lectures on Buddhism,
but during which he also criticised Chinese policies in Tibet.

China's crackdown on protests in Tibet in March drew
widespread criticism in the international community.

China accused the Dalai Lama and his allies of
orchestrating the protests and of trying to derail the Beijing
Olympic Games, but he denied the allegations, saying that he
supported the Olympics and that the Chinese people deserved to
host them.
 

Date created : 2008-08-29

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