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‘India Lifeline to Gaza' activists return

Activists of the campaign, ‘India Lifeline to Gaza,' returned from Lahore on Monday after handing over a Palestinian flag to their Pakistani compatriots.

With visas having been denied to Indians for entry into any other Pakistani city, their fellow activists in the country will take the flag across the land route into Iran.

The Indian activists will link up with them in Iran after taking a flight from here.

The campaign, a part of the Asian Peoples Solidarity for Palestine, was delayed by a day because the Ministry of External Affairs denied its members permission to cross the Wagah border on foot.

A Japanese delegate accompanied the Indian delegation to Pakistan.

According to the organisers, the Indians were given a reception in Lahore by Civil Society Organisations (CSO), students and journalists.

The Pakistani delegation to Gaza is being led by Farooq Tariq of the Pakistan Labour Party and Karamat Ali of the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER).

The ‘Pakistanis for Palestine' alliance is being supported by a number of CSOs and trade unions.

The Indian delegation will reach Tehran on Wednesday, where they will be joined by delegations from other Asian countries in the solidarity campaign, Caravan to Gaza.

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