Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation Urges Indian Ministers and Members of Parliament to Raise Tibet Issue

NEW DELHI: As part of its lobbying campaign, a Tibetan parliamentary delegation led by Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok has met Union ministers of India and members of the Indian Parliament from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha from 21 November. Other members of the delegation include Tibetan parliamentarians Lopon Thubten Gyaltsen and Mr Kunchok Yangphel, with Ms Tenzin Choedon, Joint Secretary at the Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat.

The delegation met Indian parliamentarians: Shri Sharad Tripathi, Shri Prem Singh Chandumajra, Shri Alok Sanjar, Shri Chedi Paswan, Shri Joyce George, Shri Ramnath Thakur on 23 November. On 24 November, the delegation met Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister of Agriculture. They also met Shri Ajay Nishad, Shri Ramchandra Paswan, Smt Geeta Kothapalli and Shri Ananth Kumar Hegde in the morning and Smt Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, Shri Kamalbhan Singh and Shri Rolnad Sapa Tlau in the evening.

During the meetings, the delegation explained the grave political and human rights situation prevailing inside Tibet including the wave of self-immolation protests since 2009. The delegation urged the Indian leaders to raise the Tibet issue at the ongoing winter session of the parliament.

The Tibetan Parliamentary delegation has met a total of twenty eight ministers and members of parliament, and representatives from eleven political parties in India. The parliamentarians have expressed their respect for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and their strong support for Tibet and the Tibetan people.

 

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Left to Right: Lopon Thubten Gyaltsen, Kunchok Yangphel, Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok and Smt Ramadevi, MP (Lok Sabha)

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Left to Right: Kunchok Yangphel, Lopon Thubten Gyaltsen, Deputy Speaker and Smt Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, MP (Rajya Sabha)

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Left to Right: Kunchok Yangphel, Lopon Thubten Yangphel, Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, Smt Geetha Kothapalli, MP (Lok Sabha)
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Left to Right: Shri Sharad Tripathi, MP (Lok Sabha), Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, Lopon Thubten Gyaltsen and Kunchok Yangphel.
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Shri Ronald Sapa Tlau, MP (Rajya Sabha) with the Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation.
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Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation with Shri Rasha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare.
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Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation with Shri Ramchandra Paswan, MP (Lok Sabha)
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Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation with Shri Alok Sanjar, MP (Lok Sabha)
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Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation with Shri Ajay Nishad, MP (Lok Sabha)
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Shri Ajay Nishad, MP (lok Sabha)
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Shri Adv Joice George, MP(Lok Sabha) with the Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation.
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Shri Adv Joice George, MP (Lok Sabha)
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Shri Ram Nath Thakur, MP (Rajya Sabha) with the Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation.
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Shri Prem Singh Chandumajra, MP (Lok Sabha) with the Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation.
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Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation with Shri Narayan Lal Panchariya, Member of Rajya Sabha.
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Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation with Shri Kamalbhan Singh Morabi, MP (Lok Sabha)
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Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation with Shri Chhedi Paswan, MP (Lok Sabha)
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Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation with Shri Anant Kumar Hegde, MP (Lok Sabha)

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