Pinning hope on resolving the Tibetan issue, the Tibetan parliament-in-exile, drumming up support has appealed to India to support their cause.
Addressing media persons on Monday, member of parliament, Dawa Tsering informed that the members of the 16th Tibetan parliament in- exile are touring in most of the states of India, calling the representatives of the states.
Stating that there has been no dialogue with the Chinese government since 2008, he urged for exploring ways to lend support for reviving talks between envoys of the Tibetan spiritual head Dalai Lama and the Chinese government for the efforts to resolve the critical situation in Tibet on the basis of the mutually beneficial Middle Way Approach.
“We request the Indian parliament, state legislatures and likewise, the different political parties to strive to adopt resolutions on the issue of Tibet in their respective meetings and sessions, and also initiate and take part in campaign actions related to Tibet,” said Tsering.
He said that the various delegations in Himachal have already met the Governor,, former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, some members of Legislative Assembly and will be meeting Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur besides other elected public representatives of the BJP as well as opposition parties.
“Since the natural environment of Tibet is directly concerned with the life of many billions of people in neighbouring countries, including India, attention should be paid and discussions held on that issue in an effort to protect it by means of persuading the government of China” he said.
“Because of the brutality of the policies followed by the government of China on successive occasions in Tibet, a total of 152 Tibetans have carried out protests with self-immolations in China,” he said, demanding that Dalai Lama should be invited to Tibet, freedom should prevail in “Tibet” and that the government of China be prevailed upon to respect these sentiments of the Tibetan people and take them up for proper consideration.
Expressing gratitude to the Indian government for extending support to preserve Tibetan religion, culture and traditions and keeping alive the Tibetan issue, he said that the government of China is exercising tight control on the religion in Tibet, destroying the Tibetan people’s linguistic heritage and culture, prosecuting and torturing the Tibetan people held for political reasons, encouraging a mass influx of Chinese immigration into Tibet and has carried out large-scale deployment of armed forces in Tibet’s border areas.