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Dharmshala : Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at a teaching session in Dharmshala. PTI Photo (

Dharmshala : Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at a teaching session in Dharmshala. PTI Photo (

Secularism has brought good results for India: Dalai Lama
New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI) The Dalai Lama today advocated
practice of secularism saying it has brought "good results"
for India, which he described as most stable "barring few
exceptions".
The comments by the Tibetan spiritual leader assume
significance in the backdrop of attacks against minorities and
their religious places in the country.
"Conflicts over religion are taking place sometime which
is not good. We must bring everybody close and develop
trust. Because serious matter cannot be solved through
mistrust," he said while addressing a global conference on
"Strengthening Democracy in Asia: Participation, Inclusion and
Rights".
Noting that India has a rule of law and deep rooted
democracy, he said, "Barring a few exception, this country is
most stable country in comparison to others" and added that
"the Constitution of India based on secularism has brought
good results here".
Underlining the importance of freedom, he said "freedom
is essential for human being to have creativity. It is not
only human, even animal also love freedom so it is important
that people should have freedom."
The Dalai Lama also advocated people-to-people contacts
between India and Pakistan, saying "it is very important. It
must continue".
Taking note of "some disturbances on account of political
or military leaders for their interest and propaganda", the
Tibetan spiritual leader said "people should continue to have
close relationship and that is the way to build trust."
On China, the Dalai Lama said India should welcome more
Chinese students and Buddhist pilgrims to the country.
India should facilitate more Chinese Buddhists and
students to visit the country, he said. PTI