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06thmay201102109Dharamshala: - Three executive member of Tibetan Youth Congress are entering the 12th day of a hunger strike today (Friday 06th May) in New Delhi to protest the ongoing lock-down of Kirti Monastery and brutal crackdown on people of Ngaba, Tibet including peaceful Buddhist monks. The Indefinite Hunger Strike started on 25 April at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

Two Tibetan have reportedly killed in a clash with Chinese police during a raid on Kirti monastery where recently tensions have run high over the 20 year-old monk Phuntsok of Kirti Monastery in Ngaba County committed a selfless non-violent act of self immolation for the cause of Tibet.

According to TYC, in Jantar Mantar, at the site of TYC Indefinite hunger strike, the physical condition of the three hunger strikers shows a clear sign of deterioration. It has been ten days sign they last ate anything solid. Living only on water in this heat is daunting yet they remain resolute and determined in their endeavour.

Tsewang Rigzin, President of the Tibetan Youth Congress said at the start of the hunger strike that, "the continuing siege of Kirti Monastery, kidnapping of over 300 monks and killing of three elderly Tibetan by Chinese army recently is clear violation of human rights of the Tibetan people urged the international community to support the Tibetan people". He further added, "the critical situation in Ngaba, Tibet needs to addressed by the UN and also in the China-US annual human rights meeting this week"

This fast is participated by three executive members of TYC - Mr. Dhondup Lhadar (Vice President), Mr. Tenzin Norsang (Joint Secretary) and Mr. Konchok Yangphel (Finance Secretary).

"In the meantime, the President Tsewang Rigzin and the General Secretary Tenzin Chokey visited the US Embassy to meet with Sameer Sheth Chief of Global Issues unit. The meeting lasted almost an hour and a half. Although Mr Sheth appeared to be well informed and had read extensively on the situation in Kirti as well as the general state of affairs of the Tibetan people", said a latest TYC report.

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