Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Tue 18, Sep 2018 07:39 PM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
“The Tibetan struggle is not just political,” says Dalai Lama at Rotterdam
Dalai Lama wishes Indian PM Modi on his birthday
Dalai Lama to meet victims of alleged sexual abuse in Netherlands
Resilience in Tibetan community the goal at ‘Five and Fifty’ initiative’s third forum
Tibetan man released prior to completion of sentence from Chinese prison
I want to make a pilgrimage to China on two conditions: Dalai Lama
New Delhi signals change in Karmapa’s arrangement in India
Liverpool FC drops deal with Tibet water deal following international outcry
Tibetan Buddhist master awarded Italy's highest honour
Podium finish for Tibetans at Ladakh’s grueling ‘Khardungla challenge’ marathon
 Latest Photo News
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talking to media persons on his arrival at Vilnius, Lithuania. June 12, 2018, Photo: Tenzin Choejor/OHHDL
His Holiness the Dalai Lama attending the 100,000 prayer offering to Guru Padmasambhava at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, HP, India on May 24, 2018. OHHDL Photo
Players and staff of the Tibetan national football team listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a special audience. The team will participate in the CONIFA world cup in London, May 18, 2018 Photo:OHHDL
more photos »
Advertisement
Hunger strike unto death in Nepal ends
whatabouttibet.com[Thursday, July 31, 2008 21:23]
Report by Luke Ward

(Photo by Lhuboom/RFA)
(Photo by Lhuboom/RFA)
Kathmandu, July 31 - The hunger strike unto death by 30 Tibetans was called off today. The 30 hunger strikers in Jawalakhel, Kathmandu, were requested by community leaders and elders to end their hunger strike unto death. The hunger-strikers were reluctant to give up their brave protest, but were persuaded that Tibetans both in Tibet and outside Tibet needed them alive to be able to continue the struggle against the occupying Chinese government.

The protesters, all volunteers, and not centrally organized by any Tibet support group or organisation had been on fast for five days. 8 hunger strikers had to be hospitalized due fatigue and heat. The 30 Tibetans were recently arrested close to the Nepal-Tibet border while attempting to cross into Tibet

Wangchuk, a Tibetan resident of Swayambhu described the hunger strike unto death as ‘a last resort’ after international pressure has failed to alter the government policy on Tibet.

(Photo by Lhuboom/RFA)
(Photo by Lhuboom/RFA)
Wangchuk added that the hunger-strikers wanted to bring international attention to the thousands of innocent Tibetans who have died under Chinese crackdown. The hunger strikers demanded Chinese president Hu Jintao to have ‘face to face talks with His Holiness the Dalai Lama’. The hunger strikers also called for Tibetan exiles and the media to be allowed into Tibet, after the Nepalese and Indian governments respectively stopped marchers from returning to their homeland.

(Photo by Lhuboom/RFA)
(Photo by Lhuboom/RFA)
Tibetans in Nepal are increasingly finding themselves in a precarious situation, with the Chinese government mounting more pressure on the Nepalese government to prevent any ‘anti-China’ protests.

edited by phayul bureau, Delhi
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Please ...! (Tenam108)
Great but.. (skaterboi)
Your Comments

 Other Stories
Hunger strike unto death in Nepal ends
China forces edits of Australian books
Southasian Tibet
US House of Representatives Sends Strong Tibet Message to China and Bush on Eve of Beijing Olympics
Leaking State Secrets: Beijing Finds Nothing Noble in Speaking Out on Human Rights
Tibet refugees in lurch without RC
Few foreigners in Tibet despite re-opening after riots
Dispatches from Tibet
China to limit Web access during Olympic Games
US says China has 'nothing to fear' from Internet
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2018 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement