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Sad that Indians are corrupt, says Dalai Lama

New Delhi, Sep 11, 2012 (PTI)
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam and Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama during the world meet for 'Peace and Harmony' to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today said it was a contradiction that Indians were indulging in "unethical" practises like corruption despite being religious-minded.

Indians are "highly religious-minded" and it is very sad that corruption is prevalent in this country, he said while denouncing the menace. "I recently went to Ladakh and someone told me for example if government gives them Rs 100, only Rs 20 reach them. Rest 80 per cent disappears. This is very sad. Indians are religious-minded people and they fear god," he said at a function at the Ramakrishna Mission here.

When poverty remains a major issue in the country, corruption is not acceptable and everyone should think on this count, he said.

"It is a big contradiction. On one hand they pray in the morning and through the day they do corruption. This is not done. When you deny god and deny spirituality then at least one can understand," he said.


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