DHARAMSHALA: The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile has expressed its deep appreciation for the US Senators for unanimously passing a resolution on Tibet last month in view of spate of tragic self-immolations of Tibetans.
The six-point resolution, introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Joseph Lieberman, mourns the death of Tibetans who have self-immolated and deplores the repressive policies targeting Tibetans”.
The resolution calls on the Chinese government to suspend implementation of religious control regulations, reassess religious and security policies implemented in Tibet, and resume a dialogue with Tibetan Buddhist leaders, including the Dalai Lama.
It urges the Chinese government to release all persons that have been arbitrarily detained; to cease the intimidation, harassment and detention of peaceful protestors; and to allow unrestricted access to journalists, foreign diplomats, and international organizations to Tibet.
It commends His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his decision to devolve his political power in favor of a democratic system.
It congratulates Tibetans living in exile for holding, on 20 March 2011, a competitive, multi-candidate election that was free, fair, and met international electoral standards.
It reaffirms the unwavering friendship between the people of the United States and the people of Tibet.
The resolution was co-sponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Jim Webb (D-Va.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.).
“We express our deep appreciation and gratitute to US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Joseph Lieberman and others for their support in passing a six-point resolution for the end to repression in Tibet,” the Tibetan Parliament wrote in its 4th April 2012 letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein and others.
“This resolution has exposed the Chinese government’s repressive policies in Tibet and we hope it will help in resolving the issue of Tibet,” the letter noted.
“We always remain deeply grateful for the steadfast support of the US Senators,” it noted.