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Bhaichung joins Tibetan rally in Shillong

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, April 29 � Indian football skipper Bhaichung Bhutia today joined a candle-light procession by Tibetans here protesting the alleged atrocities by Chinese forces on monks in Tibet.

Tibetans in Shillong were protesting the repression by Chinese forces at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba province.

�We should join hands for tranquillity and peace of the people,� Bhutia said.

�We are praying for the monks who are under house arrest in Kirti Monastery,� he said.

Regional Tibetan Youth Congress president Gompu Tenzin said at least three monks have been beaten to death while over 300 arrested by Chinese forces at Kirti Monastery in Northern Tibet.

�Eight hundred Chinese troops have been deployed to cordon the monastery, also restricting any kind of movement in and around the area,� Tenzin said.

The 100-odd protesters displayed placards saying �Release the Monks�, �We want Peace� and �Stop the Starvation of Monks�. � PTI

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