Exiled Tibetan MPs meet Hooda

Divided into three groups, MPs of the exiled Tibetan government are currently meeting political leaders, including chief ministers, and requesting them to take up their cause in the upcoming Parliamant session and help put pressure on China to stop atrocities on Tibetans inside Tibet.

One such delegation met Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday and sought his support for the Tibetan cause. The delegation included Dawa Tsering, a senior MP and Chiarman of Representative Committee of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and three other MPs Kalsang Damdul, Mogru Tenpa and Gang Lhamo.

"As per our information, 99 Tibetans have self-immolated in Tibet till now. All this because of the atrocities meted out to them by the Chinese government. China is deploying nuclear warheads in Tibet and have already started constructing a dam on river Brahmputra," Dawa Tsering told mediapersons.

He added: "They are putting Tibetans in jail if anybody is found possessing picture of His Holiness Dalai Lama. The international community has extended us ample support and criticised Chinese policies. Now, its time for the Indian government to take a firm stand for our cause."

"While touring northern states like Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and now Chandigarh, we have met several politicians and everybody has assured us of their support. We expect that a few leaders will take up our issue in the Parliament session," Gang said.

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