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Blaming entire Australia for racist attacks wrong: Dalai Lama

June 13, 2009

The Times of India

10 Jun 2009


INDORE: Describing the attacks on Indian students in Australia as 'disappointing', Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today said it would be wrong to blame the entire nation for the acts of a few people.


"The attacks on Indian students is disappointing but only a handful of people were behind it," the Nobel Laureate told reporters in Indore.


"It would be wrong to generalise the entire country or society as racist on the basis of a few incidents. In my view, this is wrong," he said.


The behaviour of the native Australians is fast turning positive towards people of other cultures who have settled there, the spiritual leader said.


Dalai Lama, who was in Indore to deliver a lecture on 'Compassion and Non-Violence' and interact with students of the Indian Institute of Management, noted that "racism was fast disappearing from the globe".


"Be it Malaysia in Asia or England in Europe, the walls of division are fast crumbling", he said.


"Differences between the Whites and Blacks have become a thing of the past in the United States of America", the Noble Laureate said pointing out that Afro-American Barrack Obama was now the president of the US.

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