(TibetanReview.net, Dec01, 2016) – A delegation of three exile Tibetan MPs led by Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok called on more than 40 representatives from 11 political parties belonging to some 18 states during a lobbying campaign in the Indian parliament over Nov 25-28. They included members from both the Upper and Lower Houses of parliament and included three government ministers, said the exile Tibetan administration on its Tibet.net website Nov 30. The delegation called for continued support for the Tibet issue.
The MPs the delegation met with included Lok Sabha (Lower House) members Narendra Keshave Sawaikar, Dharambir Singh, Sumedhadand Saraswati, Dr Bhola Singh, Dr Kirit Premjibhai Solanki, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Kunwar Hari Bansh Singh and Parvesh Sahib Singh. They also included Rajya Sabha (Upper House) members Viplove Thakur, Dr Abishek Sanghvi, and AK Anthony (a former Defence Minister). The delegation also met with Mr Mahendra Pandey, BJP Office Secretary.
The delegation spoke to the Indian leaders about the human rights situation in Chinese ruled Tibet and the urgent need to address it through global pressure on Beijing.
The other members of the Tibetan delegation were Lopon Thubten Gyaltsen and Mr Kunchok Yangphel; they were joined by Ms Tenzin Choedon, Joint Secretary at the Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat.