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Dalai Lama Opposes Use of Force

Monday, 17 September 2001 12:00 AM

In a letter written to President Bush, the exiled Tibetan leader said the use of force in retaliation against the terrorist strikes on New York and Washington "might not be appropriate."

"Any problem within humanity should be solved in a humanitarian way and Ahimsa (non-violence) is the human way of approaching a target," the letter said.

The Dalai Lama wrote: "The essence of all major religions, I believe, is forgiveness, brotherhood and sisterhood along with many other things. But there are people who use religion ... but blaming a particular religion will not be appropriate."

"It is wrong to describe it as an act by Muslim terrorists. Because, I think all religions have the same potential to strengthen human values and to develop general harmony," the Press Trust of India reported, quoting from the letter.

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