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Hunger Strike by Tibetan Exiles

June 15, 2008

Daily India/ANI
June 11, 2008

Dharamsala, June 11 -- A relay hunger strike by Tibetan exiles in
Dharamsala is about to complete its fourth month.

Hundreds of Tibetan exiles here are participating in indefinite
hunger strike from March 10.

"We are staying in Dharamsala. We all are locals. We are here for the
human rights. We are all for the concern and solidarity of the Tibet
people. We had started the march for Tibet from March 10," said
Salmo, a Tibetan woman.

A few leaders from the march arrested during their 'Return March To
Tibet' were released on Monday.

The Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC) and Regional Tibetan Women
Asssociation (RTWA) have jointly organized the chain hunger strike.

Tibetans across the world have been demonstrating against the Chinese
crackdown on protestors in Lhasa on March 10 coinciding with the
anniversary of a 1959 uprising against Beijing's rule of Tibet.

Tibetans have been staging series of protests in the year of Beijing
Olympics in an attempt to draw international attention towards their cause.

Tibetan diaspora all over the world are seeking an end to Chinese
rule in Tibet and have staged a wave of protests across the world
especially at Dharamsala.

The Dalai Lama is pressing world leaders to urge China to ease the
crackdown on Tibet. His envoys held talks with officials in China
last month, but Beijing blames the rioting on the Tibetan Buddhist
spiritual leader.
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