Ladakh, Mar 25 : Locals in Ladakh took part in a hunger protest to express their solidarity with exiled Tibetans protesting against Chinese oppression.
Over 200 people participated in the event.
"Our main motive is the same as sought by the Dalai Lama. We will silently sit in hunger strike and protest," said Takpa Chimet, a group leader.
The Tibetan protests began on March 10, to mark the anniversary of the 1959 uprising in Tibet against Chinese rule that was crushed by the Chinese People's Liberation Army, driving the Dalai Lama into exile.