Mumbai, Apr 12: Hundreds of Tibetans, NGOs, volunteers and activists participated in a rally organised by the Tibetan Solidarity Committee at Azad Maidan here today. The rally was led by Ms Dolma Gyari, Deputy Speaker, Tibetan Government in exile and member, Tibetan Solidarity Committee, who exhorted the gathering to keep up with the non-violence support for Tibetans.
Speaking to UNI, Ms Gyari said, ''Through this peaceful rally we aim to shift attention from the Olympics to the harsh reality in Tibet. We appeal to the international community to urge the Chinese government to open Tibet to the media. Let the world know what is happening in Tibet.'' On the Indian government's stand, Ms Gyari said the winds of sympathy and concern for human rights seems to have finally reached New Delhi, after the Prime Minister had finally stated that the issue of Tibet should include the Dalai Lama. The walkouts in Parliament and support from parties across the board were also positive signs, she added.