The Dalai Lama who was expected to visit Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh on April 3 will reportedly have to cancel his visit due to bad weather. The spiritual leader was all set to leave Guwahati via chopper. However, bad weather conditions, forced his holiness to reschedule his visit.

Dalai Lama has reportedly changed his route and now will stop at Bomdila. According to reports, the Dalai Lama will now address a public gathering tomorrow. He will leave for Tawang after staying in Bomdila for a span of two days.

Hours before Dalai Lama was scheduled to arrive, people stepped out of their homes to clean the roads to welcome his holiness.  The monastery where Dalai Lama was going to stay during his trip to Arunachal Pradesh had been decorated and made elaborate arrangements ahead of his visit. Over 800 monks are expected to extend a warm welcome to his holiness. Shops across were also freshly painted. This comes amid strong opposition by China.

Tibetan spiritual leader and Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama who arrived in Guwahati on April 1 is currently on a 12-day visit to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. This trip comes even as China has staged a protest against Dalai Lama’s trip to North East. Additionally, United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has also asked the Dalai Lama to make any anti-China statements during his visit.

China who labels the Dalai Lama an “anti- China separatist” asserted that “the Chinese government is resolutely opposed to any country’s support” to him. Dalai Lama also met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.