Hunger strike by Tibetan exiles

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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 Womenssociation (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.

ANI

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