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The Dalai Lama has apologized after a video emerged showing the spiritual leader kissing a child on the lips and then asking him to “suck my tongue” at an event in northern India.

“His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras,” the statement said.

In the video, the young boy can be seen approaching the Nobel Peace Prize winner before asking, “Can I hug you?”.

The Dalai Lama then points to his lips, and says: “then I think finally here also.”

“And suck my tongue,” he says after a few seconds, poking his tongue out.

In response to the incident, prominent Delhi-based child rights group, Haq: Center for Child Rights, told CNN in a statement it condemns “all form of child abuse.”.

The current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the best-known living Buddhist figure in the world. »

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Dalai Lama apologises after video circulates online of Tibetan spiritual leader kissing a young boy and asking him to 'suck my tongue'

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The Dalai Lama has apologised to a young boy and his family after a video of the Tibetan spiritual leader kissing the child and asking him to "suck my tongue" went viral.

Key points: A statement released on the Dalai Lama's website says he "wishes to apologise to the boy and his family".

After kissing the boy the video shows the Dalai Lama asking him to "suck my tongue" and poking his tongue out at the boy. »