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Tibetans living-in-exile rehearse for uprising day march

March 9, 2008

Dharamsala, (ANI) Mar 9: Tibetans living-in-exile rehearse for
uprising day marchThe Tibetans living-in-exile in Dharamsala are
rehearsing for the upcoming Uprising Day march in which a horde of
monks and commoners are participating.

They will march from New Delhi to Tibet border to mark the National
Uprising Day against alleged Chinese 'occupation' of their country.
Around 70 marchers, including monks and commoners from all over the
country will take part in the march.

The organizers said that the march, which will begin on Monday, would
be non-violent.

"As a Buddhist we follow the non-violent concept, ideology that we got
from Buddha and we remain adherent to these philosophies," said Tenzin
Tsondu, a Tibetan Activist.

Earlier this year, the Tibetans-living-in-exile here had urged Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh to raise the Tibetan issue with China.

Their leader Dalai Lama has been campaigning for greater autonomy for Tibet.

The Dalai Lama set up his seat of power in Dharamsala after he and his
followers had fled to India in 1959, following a failed uprising
against Chinese occupation of Tibet.

Beijing established direct contacts with the Dalai Lama in 1979, but
the dialogue was suspended in 1993.

An estimated 13,40,00 Tibetans live in exile, a majority of them in
India and Nepal. (ANI)
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