(TibetanReview.net, Aug05, 2016) – A cross-party group of Indian MPs supporting the issue of Tibet on Aug 2 passed a resolution, reaffirming support for the Tibetan cause, said the exile Tibetan administration at Dharamshala, India, on its Tibet.net website Aug 3. The resolution was passed at a meeting of the All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.
The report said the forum expressed support for the Middle Way Approach of the exile Tibetan administration seeking autonomy, not independence, for Tibet, and urged the Chinese Government to resume dialogue with representatives of Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and the Central Tibetan Administration.
Sixteen MPs from eight political parties took part in the meeting which was convened by Mr Shanta Kumar, former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh.
The meeting followed a two week lobbying visit beginning Jul 25 by a delegation of Tibetan Parliament in Exile. The delegation, led by Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, met with a total of eight government ministers and 52 MPs from more than 10 political parties besides top police officers and eminent scholars in India’s capital New Delhi.
During the meetings the Indian leaders were reported to have expressed deep respect and appreciation to the Dalai Lama’s exemplary leadership of his people and his contributions to the promotion of non-violence, democracy, religious tolerance and environmental protection.