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Tibetan marchers halted at Sikkim border

March 24, 2008 15:40 IST

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Over 400 Tibet [Images]ans on Monday gathered at Rangpo checkpost bordering West Bengal in a bid to enter Sikkim, to take their peace march up to the Indo-China border at Nathu La, to express solidarity with their counterparts in Tibet.

"The protesting monks raised anti-China slogans from the other side of Rangpo checkpost in West Bengal and demanded permission to enter Sikkim to take forward their peace march upto Nathu La," checkpost in-charge B B Subba told PTI in Gangtok.

Heavy police deployment has been made at the check post to prevent Tibetan protesters from entering in the Himalayan state territory, he said.

Senior police officials, including DIG (Range) Akshaya Sachdeva and the Superintendent of Police M S Tuli were camping at the spot to monitor the situation, Subba added.

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