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UN Response Ends TYC Hunger Strike in Delhi


After receiving a response from Ivan Simonovic, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, the Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) called off their indefinite hunger strike in Delhi on October 11, 2015.

Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India handed over the letter to hunger strikers.

"We appreciate what you are doing for your cause, but we are very concerned about your health. Whatever your motivations are and political aspiration are, we believe that life is sacred. So, you should not entertain hunger strike," Ivan Simonovic said to them while handing over the letter.

The two hunger strikers were taken to Sant Parmanand Hospital in Delhi after the brief ceremony.