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At 11:21pm last night (September 30,2015) TYC Hunger Striker Tsewang Dolma was hospitalized and escorted by Delhi Police to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital Hospital in Delhi. She is being looked after with great care. 

The three Tibetans – Tsewang Dolma, Tamdin Hrichoe, and Tenzin Wangchuk – all members of the Tibetan Youth Congress, began their hunger strike on September 10th on a footpath on New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar Road. 

Dolma’s father fought against the Chinese when Tibet was invaded by the People’s Liberation Army.

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“My hunger strike is not hard compared to the atrocities Tibetans are suffering every day under Chinese occupation,” Dolma said in an interview earlier. 

“There’s always hope. Without sacrifice, freedom will not come to us. Self-sacrifice can bring real change,” she said.

Members of the Indian Rock Band Parikrama, Bipul Chettri and friends performed to raise awareness about the hunger strike campaign, show support and solidarity with the Hunger Strikers.

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Photo: Indian friends visiting the Hunger Strikers the earlier day

Indian Union Minister Maneka Gandhi wrote to UN expressing her solidarity with the Hunger Strikers and with the efforts of RTYC Toronto, Canadian MP Rev. Dr Cheri DiNovo also expressed her solidarity with the Hunger Strikers

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Photo: Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister MP Shri Shanta Kumar visiting the TYC Hunger Strikers' on Day 19

It is saddening to note that by the 19th day of the hunger strike, only 13 out of a total 42 members of Tibetan Parliament found time to visit the hunger strikers. This number is shockingly low because almost each of them had to pass through New Delhi on their way to the Tibetan Parliament in Dharamshala which held its latest session during the hunger strike days. 

Tibetan Youth Congress is outraged that the UN has still not responded to the cries of the Tibetan people. "The United Nations has ignored the concerns of the Tibetan people for too long. Therefore we are asking for Tibetans and Tibet supporters to take action." read one of the tweets from Tibetan Youth Congress urging Tibetans and supporters to call the UN office and express their outrage.

 

Following are the demands of the Tibetan Youth congress to the UN

1. Urge the United Nations to raise the issue of Tibet at its General Assembly and Human Rights Council Session

2. Urge China to address the demands of the Self Immolations in Tibet

3. Urge China to give evidence that the 11th Panchen Lama Gendun Choekyi Nyima is alive

4. Send a fact finding UN delegation to assess the current critical situation in Tibet

5. Urge China to release all political prisoners

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