Exiled Tibetan MPs hold hunger strike

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New Delhi, Mar 19 (UNI) Members of Tibetan parliament in exile today participated in a day-long hunger strike here to protest the Chinese crackdown in Tibet.

All the 43 members of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile took part in the hunger strike along with several Buddhist monks.

The demonstrators shouted slogans against the crackdown and demanded immediate medical assistance to those injured during the crackdown in Lahsa.

''We will not settle for anything less than freedom,'' said Ms Youdon, one of the MPs in exile. She said the media blackout should also be lifted immediately so that a fair picture could emerge out of the strife-torn region.

'' We appeal to the international community to go to Tibet and intervene to end the bloodshed,'' she added.

She claimed that since the 49th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising Day on March 10, 2008, Tibetans across Tibet had risen to show their deep-rooted resentment against the ''repressive'' Chinese regime.

Quoting reports she claimed over 100 Tibetans have been killed in the crackdown and more are yet unaccounted for.

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