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'Olympic torch to be given full security'

The Congress assures full security for the Olympic flame when it reaches India.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2008 09:48 PM IST

Noting that games and politics should not be mixed, the Congress on Wednesday said the Olympic flame would be given full security when it reaches India.

"The Centre has forcefully said that the Olympic flame, when it reaches India, will be given full security. Games should not be mixed with politics," AICC spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters in New Delhi.

Asked about reports that Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been asked by the Indian government not to indulge in political activity here, he said, "the Dalai Lama is a religious leader who is held in high esteem not only in India but all over the world. However, the Government of India has had a policy that is consistent over the years and that it believes in a one-China policy. That is where the matter rests."

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