NEW DELHI: The government of India on Friday maintained its policy and position on the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama and said that he has been accorded all freedom to carry out all his religious activities in India.

In response to a query regarding a media report on the central government's position on the Dalai Lama, the MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said,"Government of India's position on His Holiness the Dalai Lama is clear and consistent." The MEA spokesman asserted that the Dalai Lama is a "revered religious leader" and is deeply respected by the people of India.

"There is no change in that position. His Holiness is accorded all freedom to carry out his religious activities in India," he said.