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Tibetan 'Flame of Truth' journeys across New Delhi and Gujarat
Phayul[Wednesday, October 17, 2012 04:25]
DHARAMSHALA, October 16: The Tibetan 'Flame of Truth' torch relay, initiated by Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile to express solidarity with the "courageous and selfless acts of Tibetans inside Tibet" is continuing its campaign in the Indian capital city of New Delhi and the western state of Gujarat.

Over the week, the torch campaigned in over 30 different places in the Indian capital, meeting prominent supporters, taking out rallies, and conducting signature campaigns.

(From Left to Right) Dr Tint Swe, Dr Sunilam, Swami Agnivesh, Usha Yadav, and Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi during the 'Flame of Truth' torch relay.
(From Left to Right) Dr Tint Swe, Dr Sunilam, Swami Agnivesh, Usha Yadav, and Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi during the 'Flame of Truth' torch relay.
Indian leaders, including Swami Agnivesh, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Member of Parliament, O.P. Kohli, National Headquarters Incharge of Bharatiya Janata Party, and Usha Yadav, Samajwadi Party received the 'Flame of Truth.'

The Indian leaders also expressed their solidarity and support for the Tibetan cause and signed the campaign petition calling on the United Nations to discuss the issue of Tibet based on its earlier resolutions, to send an independent international fact-finding delegation to Tibet and to take special responsibility to ensure that the basic aspirations of the Tibetans inside Tibet are fulfilled.

At the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, Tibetan students organised a candle light vigil inside the campus, which saw participation and support from students from different parts of the world.

The New Delhi-leg of the torch relay concluded earlier today with a solidarity march from the Samtha Sthal to Jantar Mantar. More than 500 Tibetans and supporters took part in the rally, which was addressed by Dr N. K. Trikha, National Convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause, Surendra Kumar, Secretary of Gandhi Peace Foundation, Madhuri Sondhi, a well known Tibet supporter, and Tibetan parliamentarians Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok and Choekyong Wangchuk.

The all-India 'Flame of Truth' torch relay began its journey on July 6, coinciding with birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, while the global journey of the torch began on September 2, coinciding with the Tibetan Democracy Day.

Indian students of the Baroda MS University signing the torch relay petition.
Indian students of the Baroda MS University signing the torch relay petition.
In India's western state of Gujarat, the torch was received by hundreds of Tibetans in the state capital Gandhi Nagar. Tibetan MP Karma Yeshi, who has been escorting the torch, carried out numerous campaigns, vigils, and rallies across the major cities of Baroda and Ahemdabad before arriving in the capital named after the father on the Indian nation Mahatma Gandhi.

The relay, after traveling around hundreds of cities all over the world will conclude on December 10, World Human Rights Day, with the submission of the petitions, simultaneously to the UN Headquarters in New York City, UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and UN information office in New Delhi.
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