Learn about religion from India: Dalai Lama tells Islamic nations

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday said Muslim countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Syria should learn about religion from India so that there is peace in the world.

“There are various religions and traditions in India having population of over 125 crore. Muslim countries should learn from India. so that there is peace. There is coordination among all the religions here and due to non-violence principle, modern India is developing,” the Dalai Lama told reporters during a brief interaction here.

Asked about Doklam dispute, the spiritual guru only said, “Both the countries should sit and resolve the issue. The slogan of ‘Hindi-Chini bhai bhai’ should be relevant.”

Meanwhile, Amid reports that China may be planning to impose its own Dalai Lama, US administration has made it clear that they would oppose any such move.

“The United States has a very clear position that religious decisions should be made within religious organisations and that this isn’t the role of the state,” Laura Stone, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, told the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy during a Congressional hearing.

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