IN DHARAMSALA: Tibet Support Groups from 43 nations to discuss situation in Tibet


Dr. Lobsang Sangay. (File photo)

Dharamsala, November 13, 2012: The Tibetan-in-Exile are deeply worried at the worst situation in Tibet and shall discuss the issue in Dharamsala ,to press the Chinese government to end its repressive policies.

Around 200 delegates, including   Dahlip Mehta, Former Foreign Secretary of India, from around world shall assemble here on Friday at Dharamsala .

“In view of the worsening human rights situation in Tibet, a Special International Tibet Support Groups Meeting will be organised at the upper TCV School in Dharamsala from November 16-18, 2012. It will be convened by the Core Group for Tibetan Cause-India and facilitated by the Department of Information and International Relations of the Central Tibetan Administration,” said Tashi, Secretary for Information, Central Tibetan Administration

The meeting will explore ways to strengthen support of the international community to press the Chinese government to end its repressive policies that are pushing an increasing number of Tibetans to burn themselves to death in protest.

“The meeting has become imperative in view of the urgent and critical situation inside Tibet and the need for all Tibet Support Groups to coordinate advocacy efforts,” said Dr NK Trikha, National Convener, Core Group for Tibetan Cause-India.

Around 200 members from Tibet Support Groups from 43 countries across the world, including India, US, Europe, South East Asia, Nepal and Russia, are attending the crucial three-day meeting.

There will be a keynote address by Tibetan PM-in-Exile, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the democratically-elected leader of the Tibetan people and political successor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet, on the opening session on 16 November.

Dahlip Mehta, Former Foreign Secretary of India, will grace the closing session on 18 November.

The previous special Tibet Support Groups meeting was held in November 2008 in Delhi when Tibetans inside Tibet organised unprecedented protest against the Chinese government's repressive rule.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012