DHARAMSHALA: A Tibetan delegation leading the flame of truth torch relay in Goa met with series of Indian leaders to seek their support to end the Chinese government’s repression in Tibet.
The delegation headed by Karma Yeshi, a member of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, submitted a memorandum on the worsening human rights situation in Tibet to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar during a meeting yesterday. Mr Karma Yeshi briefed the chief minister on how the Chinese government’s repressive policies are pushing Tibetans to drastic acts of burning themselves to death.
“The chief minister promised to forward the memorandum to the Government of India,” Mr Karma Yeshi said in an e-mail message.
The Tibetan delegation also met a battery of Indian leaders and academicians in Goa which include Narendra Sawaikar, Commissioner of Goa State Law Commission; Shripad Y. Naik, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha; Vishnu Wagh, MLA; Ramakant Khalap, former Law Minister of India; Prof. A V Afonso, Vice Chancellor of Goa University; Prof. V P Kamat, Registrar of Goa University; Prof. Rahul Tripathi, Head of Department of Political Science, Goa University and Retired Admiral Sunil K. Damle. Mr Karma Yeshi briefed them on the issue of Tibet and appealed for their continued support to the just and non-violence struggle of the Tibetan people.
“The Indian leaders expressed their solidarity and signed the Tibet petition to be submitted to the United Nations on Universal Human Rights Day on 10 December,” Mr Karma Yeshi said.
At the invitation of students of MES college in Goa, Mr Karma Yeshi will give a talk on His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the issue of Tibet at the college this afternoon.
The flame of truth torch will be escorted to its next destination, Karwar, district headquarter situated at the border of Goa and Karnataka State, from where it will be handed over to Mundgod Tibetan community on 28 August.