At the ongoing New Delhi World Book Fair, where China enjoys guest of honour status, one stall is propagating the ancient meditation practice of Falun Dafa, which has been banned by the Communist country.
The Falun Dafa Association of India, which has members across the country and advocates principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance” is distributing books on research conducted on consequences of the practice in Chinese society over the last few years.
Three books—“Bloody Harvest: Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China” by David Matas and David Kilgour, “The Slaughter” by Ethan Gutmann and “State Organs: Transplant Abuse in China” by David Matas and Torsten Trey highlight the life of those Chinese who were put in jail for their practise.
The aim, organisers say is to “make people aware of the malpractice and human rights violation going on in China by the present Communist party of China.”
Mark Luberic, an Australian who has been living in India for the past eight years describes in detail the series of events that took place since the inception of Falun Dafa in 1992.
Luberic recalls how he had resorted to hookah and alcohol to de-stress from work pressure but after being introduced to the practice by his friend he gave up alcohol.
“I came across Falun Dafa at least three times in my life before actually started noticing it. I was looking for something to de-stress and had tried various regimes including Yoga, and gyms before finally taking up meditation practice and I found a remarkable change in my life” he said.