Candle procession by Tibetans in Srinagar against China

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Srinagar, Apr 17 (UNI) Tibetan refugees today took out a candle procession in the summer capital in protest against the ''brutal suppression of Tibetans in China.'' The refugees gathered at Partap Park near here and marched through different streets, including historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the city.

Holding candles in their hands, the protestors, including women and children in traditional dresses, rised slogans against China.

Paying tributes to martyrs who were killed in Tibet, they said the situation there was still not stable and peaceful demonstrators against China's suppression were being tortured and harassed.

In a statement here before starting the procession, the refugees said the residents of Tibet were being considered as enemies by the Chinese government.

It said the China government continued to make arbitrary arrests and so far 800 Tibetans were put in jail where they were not being provided basic facilities, including food.

They demanded immediate release of all detainees, end of killings, allow free movement of people and medical assistance to injured in Tibet.


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