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Dalai Lama Urges End to Religious Violence in Burma

25 April 2013

The world’s foremost Buddhist leader has spoken out against violence in Burma that has pitted Buddhists against Muslims in multiple instances of deadly communal strife over the last year, ABC News reported. “It’s very sad,” the Dalai Lama said in a recent interview with the American broadcaster. “All the major religions teach us the practice of love, compassion and forgiveness. So a genuine practitioner among these different religious traditions would not indulge in such violence and bullying of other people.” Clashes between the two religions have taken more than 200 lives since June 2012, most of them Muslims.