DHARAMSHALA: A five-member Tibetan Parliamentary delegation left Dharamshala for a five country European visit from 1 – 24 November, to apprise leaders and public about China’s repression in Tibet, which has driven over 121 Tibetans to set themselves on fire in protest.
The delegation led by Speaker Penpa Tsering and members of Parliament comprising Dolma Tsering, Atruk Tseten, Dr Kherab Gyatso and Ven Thubten Wangchen, will visit Brussels, France, The Netherlands, Germany and England.
The delegation will meet members of parliaments, foreign ministry officials, Tibet support groups and friends of Tibet. They will also address the Tibetan community in these respective regions.
They will return to Dharamshala on 26 November.
Decades of repressive policies on Tibetans in Tibet have exacerbated resentment against the Chinese government leading to more than 121 Tibetans to set themselves on fire, and hundreds of Tibetans locked up in Chinese jails under politically motivated charges.
The Central Tibetan Administration seeks to amicably resolve the long-standing problems in Tibet through dialogue with the Chinese government.