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Dalai Lama  Praises India’s Principles of Non-violence and Religious Tolerance


The Dalai Lama addressed the members of the Himachal Pradesh legislators on Wednesday The Tibetan leader described India as “role model” for “non-violence” and “religious tolerance,” and said the country could guide the world in establishment of peace. “Indian democracy is age old and in modern times to, it presents a good example for others,” the Tibetan leader added.

He also said that different religions like Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism co-exit in India in a healthy environment ….” India shall guide the world how to run wonderful democracy.”

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said his recently concluded visit to Poland, where he met French President Nicolas Sarkozy and other European Union leaders, was very crucial. The French government had openly expressed concern over the issue of Tibetan independence. 'The issue of Tibet is a matter of concern for the French government and the European Union too,' the Dalai Lama told reporters.

The Dalai Lama indicated that he had transferred most of his political powers to Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile Samdhong Rinpoche to carry forward the two decade old advocacy of a 'middle path' that favours meaningful autonomy for the Tibetans, while leaving it a part of China.

Some information for this report was provided by IANS.

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