Tibetans-in-exile carry peace march in DharamsalaMarch 25th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by admin
Dharamsala, Mar 25 (ANI): Thousands of Tibetans-in-exile carried out a peace march on Tuesday in Dharamsala to extend support to their fellow Tibetans in China.
The protestors who marched down the streets believe that it is only through non-violence that their voices can reach the Chinese government.
“Our voice should reach the Chinese Government in order to bring some changes,” said Tenzin, a Tibetan Buddhist monk.
Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader has been urging the Tibetans to resort to non-violent means and his middle-way-path is regarded as a ‘pragmatic political approach’ that meets with the demands of the Tibetans of gaining greater autonomy as well as respecting the territorial integrity of China.
“I think this is for the first time that such public opinion has been mobilized throughout the world and specially in India,” said former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shanta Kumar,
The Tibetan protests began on March 10, to mark the anniversary of the 1959 uprising in Tibet against Chinese rule that was crushed by the Chinese
People’s Liberation Army, driving the Dalai Lama into exile. (ANI)
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