No Flame when Tibet Fumes; Kudos to Bhutia

published on April 1, 2008





NEW DELHI


: Kudos to Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia who refused to carry the Olympics flame from


China


, When
flames of Chinese incursion are still fuming the streets


Tibet


.



Bhutia faxed his decision to the Indian Olympic Association on Monday after he had been chosen for carrying the Olympic torch on the




India




leg of its journey.

 Bhutia, Told ‘‘I sympathize with the Tibetan cause. I have many friends in


Sikkim


who follow Buddhism. This is my way of standing by the people of


Tibet


and their struggle. I abhor violence in any form.’’  Reports Times of


India




.




 ‘‘This is an absolutely personal decision. I feel what’s happening in



Tibet




is not right and in my small way I should show my solidarity.’’ He added






 

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