Tibetans in India mark 60-year exile of Dalai Lama
02 April 2018 | 8:05 am
Sixty years ago the Dalai Lama fled Tibet, seeking refuge in the Indian town of Dharamshala after the Chinese took control of his country. Tibetan exiles want to commemorate the event, but India is under pressure from China to keep the tone muted.
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