Dharamshala: Canadian Leader of the Opposition Hon. Erin O’Toole has issued a statement in honour of the 62nd anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising day.
In the statement, the Conservative party leader paid tribute to “the brave women and men who sacrificed their lives for the just cause of Tibet”, while noting his support for the nonviolent struggle of the Tibetan people for genuine autonomy, human rights, and justice for the past 62 years, without either malice or compromise.
“This is a great testament to the steadfastness and virtue that characterize His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people.”
He further expressed his commitment as a leader of the Conservative party of Canada for safeguarding religious freedom and protection of human rights for those oppressed and facing abuses.
“Conservatives have urged China to stop the persecution of people who practice their religion or belief including Catholics, other Christians, Tibetans, Uyghurs, and Falun Dafa practitioners, including genocide of the Uyghur people.”
“In a time when freedom of religion and belief is under increasing threat internationally, Canada must stand behind those who advocate for religious freedom.” Read the full statement below.