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HH-Dalai-Lama-ladakhDharamshala: The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said he was saddened by the ethnic violence in Assam, adding that people in India must practice religious harmony and tread the path of non-violence.

Addressing reporters in J&K on Monday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said: "It is very sad. Almost my whole life has been dedicated to promotion of harmony. India, overall, thousand years, you have culture of ‘Ahimsa' (non-violence) and also, culture of harmony among different religious believers.

"Of course, some pockets, some problems here and there, that is understandable. But, overall wonderful. So, every Indian, irrespective of what religious follower and even non- believers, I think we should realise the thousand year old India's traditional Ahimsa and traditional religious harmony, this must be retained," His Holiness told reporters.

On Aust 13, the spiritual leader of Tibet conclued his three week visit to various places of Jammu and Kashmir State of India, including Srinagar, Leh, Zanskar, Durbuk and other places in the region.

During the week-long visit, His Holiness has interacted with thousands of people including top and senior officials of the region, religious heads, MLCs, students and staff of schools and other dignitaries.

His Holiness returned to Dharamshala Tuesday to a warm and joyous welcome by top officials and Tibetans.

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