Dharamsala : Tibetan refugees here burnt an effigy of Chinese President Hu Jintao instead of Hindu mythological demon king Ravan on the occasion of Dussehra.
Activists of the Students For Free Tibet Movement dragged an effigy of Hu wrapped in the Chinese national flag through the streets of this Himachal Pradesh hill town late Sunday. They then set it ablaze and Hu’s cracker-filled image was soon engulfed in flames.
The activists also shouted anti-Chinese slogans protesting alleged human rights violations in Tibet.
The Dalai Lama and his followers fled Tibet to India in 1959 after a failed coup against the Chinese communist regime. Dharamsala is the seat of the Tibetan government in exile, which is not recognised by any country so far.
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