Tibetans rally to mark uprising

March 10th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, March 10 (IANS) About 300 Tibetan refugees held a rally here Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against the Chinese government in Tibet, police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Himanshu Lal said that the Tibetans, carrying banners and shouting slogans like “Long Live the Dalai Lama” and “Free Tibet, Save Tibet”, marched for about one kilometre.

After the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule was crushed by the People’s Liberation Army in 1959, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans fled to India.

Over 3,000 Tibetans live in Gajapati district, some 250 km from here.

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