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A Tibetan Exiles' March on Foot that Began from New Delhi has Reached Bodh Gaya

June 1, 2008

The Cheers (Estonia)/ANI
May 29, 2008

Bodh Gaya (Bihar) A Tibetan exiles' march on foot that began from New
Delhi has reached Bodh Gaya in Bihar.

Around 135 Tibetans including five women and an 80-year-old man began
theirarch on foot from New Delhi on April 9.

All along the way, they distributed pamphlets in order to create
awareness and garner support for the cause of the freedom of their homeland.

The protesters later offered prayers in memory of Tibetans who died
during Chinese crackdown in Tibet in last two months.

"The main objective of the march on foot is to pay homage to hundreds
of Tibetan brothers and sisters killed in Tibet in last two months.
We will offer prayers for the peace of their souls. We want to gain
support of Indian citizens and government for the Tibetan cause,"
said Sonam Dorje, a member of the Tibetan Youth Congress.

Tibetans have been staging series of protests in the year of Beijing
Olympics in an attempt to draw international attention towards their cause.

Chinese officials met envoys of the Dalai Lama recently in a bid to
resolve the issue without much progress.

The talks took place a few months before Beijing hosts the Olympic
Games in August and weeks after deadly riots in Tibet and the
subsequent security crackdown that drew international criticism. (ANI)
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