Exile Tibetan leader briefs Danish MPs on Tibet situation

November 14, 2017 5:29 am0 commentsViews: 33
CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay and Representative Chonpel Tsering with Danish Parliamentarians in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay and Representative Chonpel Tsering with Danish Parliamentarians in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo courtesy: tibet.net)

(TibetanReview.net, Nov12, 2017) – The President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) at Dharamshala, India, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, on Nov 11 had “further meetings” with Danish Parliamentarians belonging to various political parties in Copenhagen, said the CTA on its Tibet.net website Nov 11. The MPs were stated to include Soren Espersen, foreign affairs spokesperson for the Danish People’s Party; Mette Gjerskov and Kirsten Brosbol from the Social Democratic Party; Rasmus Nordqvist, foreign affairs spokesperson for The Alternative party, and Christian Juhl from the Red-Green Alliance.

The Sikyong was stated to have briefed them about the geographical lay of Tibet, its critical role in maintaining the environmental health not only of Asia but also the rest of the world and the destruction wrought on it by China’s reckless development works in recent years that especially include relentless pursuit of mineral ores.

He was also stated to have spoken to them about the human rights situation in Tibet, including on the underlying causes of the protest self-immolations taking place there, and the large-scale destruction of residences of monks and nuns and the expulsion of their occupants from Larung Gar and Yachen Gar, the world’s biggest Buddhist learning centres, in Serta and Palyul Counties respectively of Karze Prefecture, Sichuan Province.

He has also briefed the MPs on China’s forced termination of Tibetans’ centuries-old nomadic way of life, the Chinese-centric education policy that undermines the Tibetans’ learning of their own language, and the CTA’s Middle Way policy of seeking genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people.

Later, more than 100 people were stated to have attended a talk on “What Now, Tibet?” given by him at an event jointly organised by Amnesty Denmark, the Tibet Support Committee Denmark, and Students for a Free Tibet Denmark.

The Sikyong is on a five-nation tour of Europe and Canada, with Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Canada and England being on his itinerary.Tibet.net said Nov 8 that in Canada he will visit Ottawa, Toronto and Halifax. It added that he will return to Dharamshala on Nov 25, concluding a 17-day trip.

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