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Dalai Lama leads prayer at Delhi's Jama Masjid

June 01, 2008 20:18 IST

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama [Images] on Sunday led a special prayer for world peace at the historic Jama Masjid in Delhi and said it is regrettable that Muslims are being targeted in the name of terrorism.

The Dalai Lama, who was in Delhi to participate in an international Anti-Terrorism conference, was accompanied by several foreign dignitaries and people of different faiths.

At the special prayer, the Dalai Lama said Islam has always been identified with peace and Muslims "are peace loving people."

"Muslims are one of the most peace loving people in the world," he said, adding, "It is regrettable that Muslims are targeted in the name of terrorism."

The Dalai Lama also said a person who engages in terror activities cannot be a true Muslim.

"Muslims cannot be terrorists. If a person is a terrorist, he cannot be a Muslim," the Tibetan spiritual leader said.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and senior officials at the Jama Masjid were present at the prayer meet.

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