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Tibetans observe 19th anniversary of martial law in Tibet

March 9, 2008

9 March 2008

Dharamshala: The Department of Religion and Culture of the Central
Tibetan Administration organised a prayer congregation at the
Tsuglakhang (main temple) yesterday, to mark the 19th anniversary of
imposition of martial law in Lhasa on 8 March 1989.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama also participated in the prayer ceremony.

In his brief address at the occasion, the Kalon for Religion and
Culture Department, Kalon Tsering Phuntsok recounted how the Tibetans
in Tibet suffered during the time of enforcement of martial law. He
expressed concern for those Tibetans, who are still suffering in

He said that the prayer congregation was organised to commemorate and
pray for those Tibetans who died during the martial law in Lhasa city
and for those who are still suffering and are behind bars in Tibet.

In addition to a large number of devotees attending the ongoing
teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang, the
officials of the various offices and departments of the Central
Tibetan Administration also attended the ceremony.
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