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    VISNEWS Mar 30 filmed a party of 100 Tibetans as they prayed at Gandhi's shrine in New Delhi, for the 'liberation of Tibet'.

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    VISNEWS Mar 30 filmed a party of 100 Tibetans as they prayed at Gandhi's shrine in New Delhi, for the 'liberation of Tibet'. Led by Mr Lukhingwa, ex-Prime Minister of Tibet, the refugees laid wreaths and floral tributes.

    Later they visited Indian Premier Pandit Nehru pleading for his intercession with Communist China to ensure the safety of the Dalai Lama, now believed to be fleeing towards the Indian border.

    Mr Nehru, when speaking to members of the Indian Parliament, said that India wanted friendly relations with both Tibet and China, and could do nothing constitutionally. "But that does not mean that I, or this Parliament, or anyone else, should submit to dictation from any country, however great". On asylum for political refugees Mr Nehru said that the general instructions to Indian border checkposts were that anyone attempting to cross the frontier should be stopped unless he had the necessary travel papers. One member said it would be contributing to 'butchery' to turn refugees back.

    The Panchen Lama, who has taken over Tibet's spiritual leadership from the Dalai Lama, has sent the Peking Government his congratulations on China's 'tremendous' victory in suppressing the rebellion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JW514UBJ65SHBO65Q3CY5WG0
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JW514UBJ65SHBO65Q3CY5WG0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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