4-member Tibetan MPs team meets Rana, seeks support

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Jammu, Oct 18: A four-member team of Tibetan Members of Parliament on Thursday called on National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana and sought support and solidarity to Tibetan cause.
The four member team of MPs comprised Dawa Tsering, Ven Jampal Tenzin, Tashi Dhondup and Samten Choedon. The team is currently in Jammu and Kashmir as part of its reach-out program to seek political support and solidarity with Tibetan cause.
The leader of the team told Rana that the delegation from Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile had visited Jammu and Kashmir earlier also and were currently on a visit to highlight the deepening crisis inside and seeking consideration over the deteriorating situation there.
“Though Tibet has received considerable global support in our freedom movement, but we seek to garner more political support and solidarity from Indian Parliamentarians and State Legislatures for the reason that India has been particularly close with the Tibetan struggle”, the leader of the team said.
He expressed earnest gratitude of Tibetan community to the government and people of India for being an amiable host to the refugees till now and urged Rana and the National Conference leadership to go through the five-point appeal on behalf of the Tibetan people, seeking generous support of the people of India in more effective way so as to resolve the critical situation prevailing inside Tibet.
The 5-point appeal, inter-allia, urges, “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”.
The leader of the team said that the first Parliamentary Tibet Support Group was formed in India in 1970s and since then the support of the global community has increased manifold. He said the delegations of the Parliament in Exile keep generating awareness at different intervals about the worsening situation of Tibet at world Parliamentarians’ convention on Tibet.
“The 6th World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet was held successfully in Ottawa from 27-29 April, 201. We urge all the Parliamentarians to continue to be a part of such convention in future”, he maintained.
Responding to the appeal presented by the team of Tibetan Members of Parliament, Rana assured that this will be presented to the National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah, who have immense respect for His Holiness Dalai Lama.
Rana recalled that Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah enjoyed a close rapport with His Holiness Dalai Lama and all along hailed his contribution in strengthening global peace and amity.
The Provincial President said that His Holiness is being revered the world over, not only for being a spiritual leader but also for promoting peace and amity.
National Conference Provincial Secretary, Sheikh Bashir Ahmed was also present on the occasion. (KNS)