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TPE meets UP minister, seek help for Tibet's freedom

lucknow Updated: Jan 13, 2013 15:34 IST
Gaurav Saigal
Gaurav Saigal
Hindustan Times
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China’s gesture of friendship towards India is based upon the trade benefits it has to derive out of Indian market and in the garb of trade ties the dragon is basically eying the natural resources, feels the Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPE).

Four elected members of Parliament of the TPE – Dawa Tsering, Mogru Tenpa, Yeshi Dolma and Gang Lhamo -- have taken up the mission to make politicians and people across India aware about the evil thoughts of China.

“Tibet is spread across in 2.5 million sq miles with just 6 million Tibetans but China has managed to infiltrate over 7 million Chinese population in Tibet to make the Tibatena a minority,” said Yesi Dolma adding: “Water from Sutlej river is being tapped by China that is also eyeing the natural resources found here.”

The four MPs on Saturday met Uttar Pradesh’s PWD minister Shivpaal Yadav demanding support for Tibet’s freedom after traveling Jammu & Kashmir. The delegation met other party office bearers including the BJP. They would now go to Bihar to meet the chief minister there.

“The situation in Tibet is like cold blood marshal law. Since 2009 95 Tibetans have immolated themselves to raise the voice of Tibetans. Chinese government has not only treated the family members of those who immolated themselves badly but even restricted supporters to visit the house of immolators in sympathy or support,” said Dawa Tsering.

“We have got support from the Samajwadi Party people in Uttar Pradesh and even assurances from the ruling party in other states. We hope to get support from the entire nation that has helped us keep out culture and tradition alive,” he said.

The Tibet issue MPs said is international issue and it concerns the entire south Asia as loss of Tibet at the hands of China would mean threat to India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the first place and to other countries later on.