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Global March to Jerusalem flagged off

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New Delhi: The Indian convoy set off towards Jerusalem on 9 March. The 54 member Indian delegation was flagged off at Rajghat where it was felicitated by Ram Vilas Paswan, President Lok Janshakti Party, Zuhair Hamdallah of the Palestine Embassy in Delhi, and Mani Shanker Aiyar, M.P. Paswan congratulated the delegates for their commitment for the cause of Palestine, as it embodied the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Ram Manohar Lohia and Baba Saheb Ambedkar. He stated that this movement would serve to create awareness about the cause of Palestine in India and across the world. The delegates were also felicitated by Shri Mani Shanker Aiyar, who is known for his commitment to the cause of Palestine. He harked back to the days when India took a principled position and was steadfast in our opposition to the colonial occupation by Israel.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2012 on page no. 13

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