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Janata Dal (United) Supports Tibet Issue says the Party Secretary

June 16, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
June 14, 2010

Dharamshala -- Mr. Javed Raza National General
Secretary of the Janata Dal (United) Party in a
press conference in Dharamsala on Friday said the
party supports the Tibet issue. He was in the
town for a two-day visit hosted by the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile.

Mr. Raza said, "...Since the occupation of Tibet
and the coming in exile of His Holiness the Dalai
Lama, the Socialist of India has been consistent
in our support for freedom and human rights of people of Tibet."

He also said, "We shall continue to support the
non-violent movement of the Tibetan people under
the leadership of His Holiness the Dalai Lama."

"The Janta Dal leaders Sharad Yadav, George
Fernandes and our party have been raising human
rights issues of Tibet in Indian Parliament
house. They are also now trying to revive the All
Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet", said
Mr Raza at the press conference.

Deputy Speaker Mrs. Dolma Gyari present with Mr.
Raza, Members of Tibetan Parliament, Mrs.Ngawang
Lhamo and Ven. Geshe Thupten Phelgye said,
Tibetan Parliament-in-exile will invite Mr. Raza
again to Dharamsala to have a better
understanding of Tibet by having "a more of a
working meeting with the Tibetan Parliament ...."
Mrs. Gyari said -- ...because as any other
Tibetan, the Tibetan Parliament strongly believes
that India being proactive on Tibet issue will
have a great impact on Tibet issue."

Deputy Speaker, extended warm welcome and thanked
Mr. Raza and the Janata Dal (United) party and
all the political parties of India for supporting
the Tibet issue with their steady support for
many years on behalf of the Tibetan Parliament.

Mrs. Gyari lauding the workings of All Party
Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet, explained
the founding of the forum in 1969. This was
initiated by the senior Indian leaders including
Mr. Madhu Milani and Mr. George Fenandes to support Tibet issue.

Ven. Geshe Thupten Phelgye urged the Indian
government to support the Tibet issue as the
Central Tibetan Administration under the
blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is
following Middle-way to resolve the Tibet issue
by saying, "...Indian Government and Indian
politicians should not have any hesitations to support Tibet cause..."

Mr. Raza in this trip to Dharmsala have met with
the representatives of the Tibetan NGOs, visited  schools and institutions.
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