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Delhi commemorates one month of non-violent protests inside Tibet

April 11, 2008

Issued by the Tibetan Solidarity Committee- Delhi Chapter
Delhi - April 10, 2008

Over 3500 Tibetans gathered in the capital today (April 10) to mark one
month of non-violent protest inside Tibet. Tibetans from neighboring
states of Uttarakand, Uttar Pradesh and HImachal Pradesh have joined
members of the Tibetan community in Delhi.

The day started with the reception of the 200 Tibetan freedom marchers
who have arrived in Delhi on April 9 after a month long march from
Dharamsala. Following the reception, prayers were offered on behalf of
all the Tibetans killed under the Chinese crackdown.

Opinions of eminent world leaders were staged with face masks of the
respective leaders. A mock funeral to depict and mourn the people killed
under the brutal Chinese crackdown was also presented.

At 12 noon, Kalon Tripa Prof Samdhong Rinpoche presided over a question
and answer session with the press. A large number of press had gathered
for the occasion. After the press conference, Prof. Rinpoche addressed
the public and emphasized on the significance of non violent action and
the need for an enduring movement that goes beyond Olympics.

Prof. Rinpoche flagged off the freedom bicycle rally that started from
Jantar mantar at 1 pm and covered the whole of South Delhi. Most of the
participants of the bicycle rally were students of Tibetan Children's
Village from Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh and Bylakuppe in Karnataka.
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