A Tibetan student began a 72-hour fast on Tibetan New Year's day today in solidarity with his fellow countrymen who "continue to fight against repression in Tibet".
Tenpa Dhargyal, who fled Tibet after taking part in anti-China protests there in 2008, sat on a fast in front of the Martyrs Pillar on the Tsuglakhang premises here. "We can't forget the brave actions of our martyrs and thousands of Tibetans who continue to fight against the repression in Tibet," said Tenpa, a student at the Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah. "As a student, I didn't get the chance to take part in many of the solidarity campaigns. So I take this opportunity during the Tibetan New Year to express my solidarity with those fighting for the cause," he added.