Tibetan Parliament Honors US Speaker’s Support for Tibet


September 11, 2008 12:18 pm

Tibetan Parliament Honors US Speaker’s Support for Tibet

Friday, 11 September 2008, 12:18 p.m.


His
Holiness the Dalai Lama with Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of
Representatives, at Dharamsala, India, on 21 March 2008/ Photo
Courtesy: The New York Times

Dharamshala: The members of
the Tibetan Parliament during a session on Friday unanimously passed a
resolution, expressing gratitude to the speaker of the House of
Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, for her overwhelming support for Tibet
during its critical moment, with an indomitable spirit of humane
integrity and truth.

The Parliament members lauded her for showing empathy with the
people of Tibet and to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama by visiting
Dharamshala in March after the Chinese government’s ruthless
suppression of peaceful demonstrations in Tibet.

The members also appealed to speaker Pelosi to give
consideration to the sufferings of the Tibetan people and, to continue
to extend her support and solidarity with the Tibetans.

Shortly after the Chinese army’s crackdown on peaceful
demonstrations in Tibet in March this year, the speaker of the US house
of Representative, Nancy Pelosi, led a prominent delegation of the US
congress, for an urgent visit to Dharamshala, to show concern and
support for Tibetan people.

Speaker Pelosi said during the visit that if the freedom loving
people throughout the world do not speak out against China’s oppression
in China and Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf
of human rights anywhere in the world.

Describing the situation in Tibet, as a “challenge to the
conscience of the world”, the US speaker urged the Chinese government
should engage in negotiation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to
resolve the issue of Tibet.

–Editing by Lobsang CHOEDAK