Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama today praised India for its “spirit of religious tolerance” and for su[[orting different traditions together while addressing a press conference subsequent to a spritiual discourse at Yid-Ga-Choezin ground, in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday.
“Religious tolerance is very important… although there are problems sometimes due to politicians who try to manipulate that,” he said.
He referred to India’s “religious pluralism” and said for the last several centuries, Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam had coexisted.
“India has a tradition of living together. (It is) a living example of different traditions being carried together,” the Buddhist monk said.