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Tibet Leaders Seek End to Chinese Atrocities in Lhasa

June 5, 2008

Press Trust of India (PTI)
June 3, 2008
        
Dharamsala, Jun 3  (PTI) -- The Tibetan Parliament-in- Exile has
conveyed to the top Indian political leadership that arbitrary
arrests and harassment of Tibetans by Chinese authorities is
continuing in Lhasa and sought visits to the region by international media.
The concerns of the Parliament-in-Exile were conveyed by a Tibetan
delegation which recently met 37 leaders of political parties
including L K Advani, Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, George Fernandes,
Sharad Yadav, Ajit Singh and Raghuvansh Prasad Singh.

Seeking steps for peaceful resolution of Tibet issue through
negotiation, the delegation led by Deputy Speaker of the
Parliament-in-Exile Dolma Gyari told the leaders in New Delhi that
the situation in Tibet has not improved even after recent meeting
between envoys of the Dalai Lama and Chinese officials.

Tibetans continue to be arrested arbitrarily by Chinese authorities
and subjected to harassment, Gyari said in a statement today.

She criticised the arrest of reputed Lama Phurbu Tsering and 100 of
his supporters in May last.

The purpose of meetings between political leaders and the delegation
which took place in Delhi between May 12 and 25 was to express "our
gratitude to Indian leaders and people for their kind support to
Tibetan cause," Gyari said. PTI
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