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Ramdev stir will remind leaders of corruption: Dalai Lama

August 13, 2012 17:17 IST
Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday said corruption is a kind of violence and yoga guru Ramdev's movement is helpful in reminding people and leaders of the country that something should be done to weed it out.

"I have always been clear, corruption is one kind of violence, exploiting others rights in money field," the Dalai Lama told reporters in Jammu.

The spiritual leader said, "I think like this (Baba Ramdev) kind of movement is helpful to remind people and also leaders that something should be done (to weed out corruption)."

"People and leaders should pay attention to this issue," he said while reacting to questions about Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev's movements against corruption and black money.

Terming the violence in Assam as "very sad," the Dalai Lama said despite such problems, India is a model and living example of multiple religions and cultures. "It (violence in Assam) is indeed very very sad...India is a model and living example where world's all major religions live together...so India should feel proud...this must stay," he said.

Giving details about his visit to Jammu and Kashmir, he said, "I went to Ladakh where my aim was to give lecture to Buddhist community. I also met Muslims in Ladakh. There are very good relations between Muslims and Buddhists in Ladakh."

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