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Tibet question raised in the Indian Parliament

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by Manoj Singh

The delegation of the ATPD being led by the Vice Chairman Mrs Gyari Dolma is currently in Delhi interacting with the various Indian Parliamentarians. They will be also attending a meeting of All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet, being organized by the Indian Parliamentarians on 24th April, New Delhi. The members of the delegation are Shri Dawa Tsering, Ven. Thupten Phelgyal, , Mr. Ngawang Tenpa, Mr. Penpa Tsering, Mr Dawa Tsering Gyalrong and Mrs. Tsering Norzom

In the mean time Dr. Raguvansh Prasad Singh, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Vaishali raised a question in the Parliament addressed to the Indian Foreign Minister during the question hour on 23rd April at 17.57 hrs.

He informed the house about the destruction of Tibet’s culture and religion and dumping of arms and ammunitions there. He stressed the point that the Government of India’s foreign policy must take into account the proposal by the Dalai Lama and suggested that all support for a peaceful negotiation between the Dalai Lama and Chinese leadership must be extended and that establishing Tibet, a zone of peace must be our strategy.

The foreign Minister Shri Jaswant Singh responded by saying,” The wound is healed but the scar is there…” and the Government is not in the process of recalling the past but looking forward for a better relation with the Government of China. However, Government of India is aware of the matter including the recent delegation of the envoys of the Dalai Lama to China. He assured the house that the government will support for a peaceful dialogue between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese leadership.

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