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Mussoorie Tibetans Reach Out to Tibetans In Tibet

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March 17 – Forty four students were hospitalized while seven were in critical condition at the Landour Community Hospital in Mussoorie following a massive protest rally against the killing of innocent Tibetans by the Chinese Government in TIBET. Emotional outburst led students to jump on fire of the burning effigies of Chinese President and Prime Minister. Several of them collapsed. As news poured in of fresh killings and protests within Tibet, the Tibetan community in Mussoorie led by the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress, Women’s Association and Freedom Movement once again took to the streets of Mussoorie and organized an indefinite relay hunger strike at Library Chowk. The hunger strike began today at 6:00 pm local Indian time with twenty six Tibetans.

Earlier over 1500 Tibetans gathered at the Library Chowk protesting, they burnt Chinese flags and shouted anti-Chinese slogans. The emotions were high delaying the start of the formal program by an hour. The rally prayed and mourned for the martyr’s. Addressing the people, Mr. Kalsang Namgyal, executive member of Regional Tibetan Freedom Movement highlighted the present realities in Tibet “Over 100 people have been killed in the Lhasa clamp down, Hundreds of Tibetans are arbitrarily arrested in the ongoing house by house raids” and he expressed deep fear and anxiety that thousands of Tibetans will tremendously suffer unnoticed for standing up and expressing their opinion in Tibet.

The local police and fire brigade had a daunting task calming and controlling the rally. Later at the hospital Mr. Manmohan Singh Mall, ex-Chairman of the town council and several local Indian friends arrived offering support and expressing concern for the hospitalized students.

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