OPPENAU, GERMANY--(Marketwire - December 27, 2007) - His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has strongly condemned the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister, Mrs. Benazir Bhutto. He sends condolences and prayers to her family and to the people of Pakistan.

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar stated the following: "Political vindictiveness, religious fanaticism and gender bias are dangerous to any society. Benazir Bhutto has been a victim of all three. The world should wake up and curb fanaticism of all sorts and stand up against violence.

"Pakistan was formed under the tears and pain of Mahatma Gandhi. It is unfortunate that even today it continues to bring tears to all those who espouse non-violence."

Contact Information: Media Contact Ajay Tejasvi Email Contact 202-492-5522 http://www.srisri.org