His Holiness inaugurates World Conference on Terrorism in New Delhi

2 06 2008
Phayul[Monday, June 02, 2008 10:38]
By Tenzin Sangmo

At the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. (Photo by Tenzin Sangmo/Phayul.com)

New Delhi, June 2 – The Dalai Lama on Sunday inaugurated the Terrorism-National and International World Conference at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. Organized by the Jama Masjid United Forum, the conference projected intense deliberation on the root causes of terrorism, its new characteristics and emerging trends.

Addressing a gathering that saw eminent personalities like the Union Minister, Government of India Kapil Sibal, MP and Gen Secretary of the Samajwadi Party Amar Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam Tarun K. Gogoi, President of the Jama Masjid United Forum Syed Yahya Bukhari among other dignitaries from Indonesia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Maldives, Jordan, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan the Dalai Lama condemned the act of terrorism stating that is was unfair to generalize the transgression of some Muslims and associate it with Islam as a religion.

“I feel that the word ‘terrorism’ comes from an action based on it. Every action whether positive or destructive stems from a motivation and ultimately, we have to address the situation which creates the motivation.”

At Jama Maszid in New Delhi. (Photo by Tenzin Sangmo/Phayul.com)

He further stated, “We possess the potential of affection from birth which we cannot survive without. We have to develop that sense of care and affection for others. I believe in a deeper sense of human and spiritual values.”

Expressing his joy at participating in the conference His Holiness reiterated the promotion of religion and harmony despite different philosophy and tradition all which carry the same message of tolerance, discipline, friendship and peace. Furthering his commitment towards human values and tranquility among all beings the Dalai Lama offered his support and service in face of threats or acts of terrorism in the future.

The Dalai Lama then visited the historic Jama Masjid along with other foreign dignitaries in time for the evening mass by local Muslims.

The Statesman india

Leaders from various countries condemn terrorism in all its forms

Jun 2

Political and religious leaders from various countries including Sri Lanka and Pakistan have strongly condemned terrorism in all its manifestations. Participating in the anti terrorism conference in New Delhi yesterday, they called for an unbiased initiative to contain it. They also denounced the sinister campaigns to malign any particular community. The leaders called upon governments to generate awareness about the problem cutting across all sections to overcome the greatest threat to humanity.
While the President of Jama Masjid United Forum Syed Yahya Bukhari condenmend terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said India’s religious tolerance can be a role model for the rest of the world. Science and Technology Minister Mr Kapil Sibal pleaded that terrorism should not be used as a political weapon. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, without naming Pakistan, said there are some countries which sponsor violence to bleed another nation and the tendency needs to be checked through innovative strategy.

PTI
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today led a special prayer for world peace at the historic Jama Masjid here and said it is regrettable that Muslims are being targeted in the name of terrorism.
The Dalai Lama, who was here in the city to participate in an international Anti-Terrorism Conference, was accompanied by several foreign dignitaries and people of different faiths.

At the special prayer, the Dalai Lama said Islam has always been identified with peace and Muslims “are peace loving people.” “Muslims are one of the most peace loving people in the world,” he said, adding “it is regrettable that Muslims are targeted in the name of terrorism.” The Dalai Lama also said a person who engages in terror activities cannot be a true Muslim.

“Muslims cannot be terrorists. If a person is a terrorist, he cannot be a Muslim,” the Tibetan spiritual leader said.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and senior officials at the Jama Masjid were present at the prayer meet.

ECONOMIC TIMES
NEW DELHI: Political and religious leaders from various countries including Sri Lanka and Pakistan today strongly condemned terrorism in all its manifestations and demanded “unbiased initiative” to contain it while denouncing sinister campaigns to malign any particular community.

At a conference on “Anti Terrorism”, also attended by the Dalai Lama and a galaxy of leaders from India and abroad, the leaders called upon governments to generate awareness about the problem cutting across all sections to overcome the “greatest threat” to humanity.

“It is vital to consistently, unequivocally and strongly condemn terrorism in all forms and manifestations, committed by whomever and for whatever purposes. We condemn all forms of terrorism,” President of Jama Masjid United Forum Syed Yahya Bukhari said addressing the gathering.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said India’s “religious tolerance” can be a “role model” for the rest of the world.

“Major religions of the world like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated in India and it provided shelter to followers of religions like Zoroastrianism. These can be a model for the rest of the world,” he said.

Union Science Minister Kapil Sibal said terrorism should not be used as a political weapon. “Making it an electoral issue will encourage terrorists,” he said.

Comparing terrorism with HIV, Sibal said, “The disease knows no boundary. We need global cooperation and understanding to check it. The nations indulging in arms supply and financing terrorists for narrow political gains must stop such activities.”

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New Delhi

June 1: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has termed India’s secularism and religious tolerance as role model for the world. “India’s long tradition of religions tolerance can be a role model for rest of the world. Major religions of the world like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated in India and the country provided shelter to followers of religions like Zoroastrianism,” said The Dalai Lama at an international anti-terrorism conference on Sunday.

Political and religious leaders from various countries, including Sri Lanka and Pakistan, also strongly condemned terrorism in all its manifestations and demanded “unbiased initiative” to contain it while denouncing sinister campaigns to malign any particular community Comparing terrorism with HIV, Union science and technology minister Kapil Sibal said, “The disease knows no boundary. We need global cooperation and understanding to check it. The nations indulging in arms supply and financing terrorists for narrow political gains must stop such activities.”

“It is vital to consistently, unequivocally and strongly condemn terrorism in all forms and manifestations, committed by whomever and for whatever purpose. We condemn all forms of terrorism,” said president of Jama Masjid United Forum Syed Yahya Bukhari.

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, without naming Pakistan, said there are some countries which sponsor violence to bleed another nation and this tendency needs to be checked.

“These countries believe that they can bleed another country in this way,” he said.

(UPI) An Indian Cabinet minister Sunday urged delegates at an international terrorism summit in New Delhi to stop politicizing terrorism.

Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences Kapil Sibal called terrorism a disease that “knows no boundary,” noting politicizing the issue only encourages terrorism.

“The nations indulging in arms supply and financing terrorists for narrow political gains must stop such activities,” the Press Trust of India quoted him as saying.

The Dalai Lama, also speaking at the conference, said combating terrorism is a “universal responsibility” that all the world religions can embrace by promoting “secular values and religious harmony,” PTI said.

The Dalai Lama also praised India as a model for religious tolerance for the rest of the world.

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