‘Corruption is cancer of modern world’

January 05, 2014 11:23 pm | Updated May 13, 2016 07:23 am IST - Bangalore:

Describing corruption as the “cancer of the modern world”, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said here on Sunday that he had discussed the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too, “although not too seriously.”

In a lighter vein, he said Indians, who were religious and pray at their homes, “should pray that the corrupt be taken to heaven quickly so the country is clean.”

The Dalai Lama said he had personally seen, while travelling in India, how corruption hits the poor and rural people the hardest, with resources meant for them reaching them only partially or not at all. “Corruption is also a form of violence,” he said.

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