The Buddhist spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Friday called for peace and urged not to be carried away by false propaganda. With high tensions between the two nuclear powers; India and Pakistan, there has been a sense of animosity among the general public of the two nations.
On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir, India. The attack resulted in the deaths of 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel and the attacker.
Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistan-based Deobandi jihadist terrorist group active in Kashmir led by Masood Azhar claimed responsibility for the attack. Subsequently India launched airstrikes against the base camps of the terrorist groups in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) regions. This lead to fueling the animosity between the two countries with many people encouraging for a war between the two.
The Nobel Peace laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama however tweeted on Monday appealing the world to abandon the practice of mocking others and spreading falsehood.
“The kind of behavior that really is spiritual practice consists of refraining from falsehood and abiding by the truth, neither humiliating nor mocking others, being humble, and having a good heart and helping others,” Dalai Lama said in a tweet on Monday.
The report in India TV also added that false propaganda and the social media rumor mill is working overtime in India and Pakistan as both countries are reeling under a very rough patch in ties since the Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF Jawans.