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Statement Regarding Order of the Sikkim Court (15 June, 2002)

Statement of His Holiness
the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Regarding Order of the Sikkim Court
Lama Phuntsok
Press secretary of H.H. the 17th Karmapa
D-244, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024
The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Directs his Followers to Respect Order of Indian Court Regarding Rumtek Inventory
His Holiness The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Thinley Dorje has directed his followers to comply immediately with an order by a court of the Indian State of Sikkim requiring an inventory of certain property and valuables at Dharma Chakra Centre, Rumtek Monastery, in Sikkim. In a letter addressed to his followers and to the monks at Rumtek, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa states that it is improper to seek to interrupt a lawful court process "despite our religious feelings and sentiments" in the matter. His Holiness directed his followers to obey the court's instructions regarding the inventory, and to i…