DHARAMSHALA: Parliamentarians from different political parties have started observing the “Parliamentary Solidarity for Tibet” campaign called by the International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet (INPaT) Working Group Members. INPaT Working Group Members were mandated by the 6th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet (WPCT) which was held from 27-29 April 2012 in Ottawa, Canada.
“Today, South African MPs from the Democratic Alliance (DA), Congress of the People (COPE) and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), have made statements, tabled motions and asked questions relating to Tibet, thereby commencing the worldwide programme of parliamentary action scheduled for 20 June,” said Dr Mario GR Oriano-Amrosini, a member of South African parliament, who attended the 6th WPCT in Ottawa.
He said the MPs wore a white scarf to express solidarity with the Tibetan freedom-aspiring people.
“We are proud that this international process has started today with parliamentary actions in South Africa as the DA, COPE and IFP made extensive statements in the Parliament in support of the fight for human rights and autonomy of the people of Tibet,” said Dr Oriano-Amrosini, who is also an active member of Tibet Group in South African parliament.
“A joint press conference will be held on the 20th June at noon in Room M210 in parliament to highlight our participation in the international day of parliamentary action on Tibet. The press conference will reiterate the themes of the parliamentary action on solidarity day for Tibet,” he added.