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Dharamshala: - The spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will lead a worldwide fast on October 19th, at the main Tibetan temple, Dharamshala, India in solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet.

The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate will join day-long grand prayer service and global fast which starts tomorrow morning in Dharamshala, northern India, where the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) is based. His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Kirti Rinpoche, the head of India based Kirti Monastery and top officials of the Tibetan administration will also join the solidarity event.

The Tibetan Administration led by Kalon Tripa, Dr. Lobsang Sangay will organize the day-long prayers and fast as a gesture of solidarity with all those Tibetans who have self-immolated and those suffering incarceration for their courage to speak up for the rights of the Tibetan people.

Since 16 March 2011, nine people including a woman have set themselves on fire to protest continued occupation and repression of Tibet by the government of People's Republic of China.

"On the same day, Tibetans and Tibet supporters across the world will also offer day-long prayers and fast as a gesture of solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet, said the Tibetan information department in a statement issued on Monday.

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