Nearly one thousand Buddhist monks, nuns and students marched against Burma's military leadership on Monday in eastern India, urging fellow worshippers around the world to unite against the Burmese leaders.
Witnesses say the monks and nuns who were wearing yellow robes sang religious hymns as they marched through the Buddhist holy town of Bodh Gaya in the northeastern Indian state of Gihar.
Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment in southern Bihar some 25-hundred years ago.
A member of the All Burma Students League told VOA Burmese Service that the protest was organized to stop Burma's military rulers from "killing Buddhists" and torturing the Buddhist community in the country.
Monk-led protests in Burma that called for democratic and economic reforms were brutally crushed in late September.
Burmese officials say 15 people were killed and nearly three-thousand detained in the September crackdown. Diplomats and human rights groups say the true figures are much higher.