A brief critique on Kalon Karma Gelek or Jha Punon

Ven. Karma Gelek Yuthok was born Tholing in 1955 in Tibet. He did his schooling from CST, Mussoorie, completed his studies in Buddhist dialectics and Masters in Arts (MA) degree and joined the CTA in 1986.

He has served in various capacities such as the Secretary of the Department of Religion and Culture, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Office of Tibet, Japan, Secretary of the Department of Education, and finally as Secretary of the Kashag Secretariat.

In 2012, he was nominated as a Kalon to the 15th Kashag by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay and was passed by 16th TPiE. He holds Department of Religious and Cultural Affairs as his portfolio in Kashag.

His work as Kalon is to accumulate data of prayers for the longevity of His Holiness and for the cause of Tibet. As a Choerig Kalon, he is seen paying respect to the Chorten Namgye in different parts of India and giving long life offering to the heads of the religious sects and to preside over some religious functions.

The customary things can be left to Sikyong who is flying from one place to another without any substantive achievements in hand for all those empty promises. THERE IS NO NEED OF A SEPARATE DEPARTMENT FOR RELIGION, we can create a separate A Committee of Religions to take care of the needs of the people of religions.

Sikyong talks about having a separated State and Religion yet we have this outdated traditional department. High time we get rid of this department and pave way for a secular democracy which we don’t have for six decades.

During the suspension of PT, former Dhochoe of Ari, he was the one who in the absence of LS gave clarification to media in which he talked about Ja-Punun Drekzuk multiple times  and hence was nicknamed JA-PUNUN. Despite his long association with CTA, he acts blind to the wrong decisions of LS.

As a responsible Kalon he should raise the issue of drinking and rampant homosexuality (or thigh fuck to be precise ) and pedophilia in Tibetan monasteries.