Nagpur, India: March and Candlelight Vigil Mark 17 Years of Persecution in China
(Minghui.org) More than 200 Falun Dafa practitioners from different parts of India assembled in Nagpur for the Second India Experience Sharing Conference on July 15-17, 2016. They also held activities in remembrance of July 20, 1999, the day the brutal persecution of Falun Dafa in China began.
The practitioners held a 5 kilometer walk on Saturday, July 16, from Ambedkar Bhavan in Urvela Colony to Samvidhan Chowk near the Zero Mile marker, which is the center of India.
Thousands of people watched the march and took informational handouts to learn more about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
At Samvidhan Chowk, practitioners formed the words “Falun Dafa” in Hindi and held a candlelight vigil. Despite the constant drizzle, the practitioners carried on undeterred, drawing the attention of many spectators.
Several newspapers, including the Times of India and Hitavada, two leading newspapers in the region, reported on the events and on the persecution of Falun Dafa in China.
Soon after the experience sharing conference and other activities, practitioners in Nagpur gathered again on July 20, which marks the 17th year of the brutal persecution in China.
The group read Falun Dafa books together and held a candlelight vigil to commemorate the practitioners who lost their lives in the persecution in China.
Category: July 20 Events