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    THE BIRLA HOUSE IN MUSSORIE, NORTH INDIA...THE HOME IN EXILE OF THE DALAI LAMA WHERE?

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    THE BIRLA HOUSE IN MUSSORIE, NORTH INDIA...THE HOME IN EXILE OF THE DALAI LAMA WHERE SEVENTY PRESSMEN REPRESENTING NEWSPAPERS, AGENCIES AND TELEVISION STATIONS HAVE ASSEMBLED FOR THE "GOD-KING'S" PRESS CONFERENCE.

    THE AMIABLE 23-YEAR-OLD SPIRITUAL LEADER OF TIBET WARMLY SHOOK HANDS WITH THE CORRESPONDENTS WHO HAD TRAVELLED TO MUSSORIE TO COVER THE FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE HELD BY THE DALAI LAMA SINCE HIS DRAMATIC ESCAPE FROM TIBET LAST MARCH.

    HE CHATTED WITH THEM BRIEFLY. THEN SOME PRESSMAN ASKED FOR AN AUTOGRAPH AND THE DALAI LAMA OBLIGED...ONLY TO FACE A VOLLEY OF REQUESTS FOR AUTOGRAPHS. ALL OF THEM, HOWEVER, HAD THEIR REQUEST FULFILLED.

    ADDRESSING THE CONFERENCE, THE DALAI LAMA SAID THE CHINESE HAD KILLED SOME 65,000 TIBETANS SINCE 1956.

    HE CATEGORICALLY DENIED HE WAS ABDUCTED AS ALLEGED BY THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS.

    TO ANOTHER QUESTION, THE SPIRITUAL LEADER REPLIED THAT HE WOULD WELCOME A MEETING BETWEEN INDIAN PREMIER NEHRU AND CHINESE PRIME MINISTER CHOU EN-LAI "IF ACTUAL EVENTS IN TIBET ARE CONSIDERED IN THEIR TRUE PERSPECTIVE".

    THE DALAI LAMA SAID HE PLANS TO TRAVEL IN INDIA AND ABROAD LATER, HE WILL NOT STAY IN INDIA INDEFINITELY AND "EMBARRASS THE GOVERNMENT".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2H6X7NUMGHCH99V6TBZ9SI4S6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2H6X7NUMGHCH99V6TBZ9SI4S6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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