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Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to end anti-Muslim violence in Sri Lanka and Myanmar

The spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, the Dalai Lama, Sunday reiterated calls for Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, reports AlJazeera.

"I urge the Buddhists in these countries to imagine an image of Buddha before they commit such a crime," said Dalai Lama speaking to thousands of his followers at an event to mark his 79th birthday in the Himalayas.