Lord Buddha Would Have Helped Rohingya Muslims, Says Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama added that he felt “very sad” about the violence.

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The Dalai Lama. 

In the wake of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state in which the Rohingya Muslims have been targeted, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said that Lord Buddha "would have definitely helped" the Rohingyas and that he felt "very sad" about the violence.

"Those people..you see..sort of harassing some Muslims. Then they should remember, Buddha, in such circumstances, would have definitely helped those poor Muslims," Dalai Lama told reporters.

"So still, I feel that..So very sad..very sad," he added.

Pakistan Rallies in Support of Rohingyas

Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's main Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami party gathered in Karachi to protest Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority on Sunday.

The supporters rallied on a Karachi main street for hours chanting slogans in support of the Rohingyas.

The JI leader Senator Sirajul Haq, addressing the rally by video link, urged world powers to carry out their role in immediately stopping the "planned genocide of the oppressed Rohingya Muslims".

Another Islamic party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, held a rally in northwestern city of Peshawar in support of the Rohingya Muslims. JUI leader Jaleel Khan condemned the atrocities committed against Muslims in Myanmar.

The rallies come a day after Pakistan's Foreign Ministry summoned Myanmar's ambassador to protest the violence against Rohingya Muslims.

(With inputs from IANS and AP)

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