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Shri_Maheshwar_Hazari_2Tibetan NGO Lobbies Indian Parliamentarians - Requests Support To Pressurise China to End Crackdown in Tibet.

New Delhi, India: With the Indian Parliament currently in session, Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), an NGO supporting the Tibet issue has initiated a lobby campaign to gather the support of Indian Parliamentarians against the Chinese crackdown inside Tibet.

This initiative has been launched to raise the issue of the crisis inside Tibet to Hu Jintao, the President of China who is scheduled to attend the fourth BRICS summit on 28th March 2012 in New Delhi, India.

Many presume it may be Jintao's last visit to India before he steps down as the head of his party in October/November 2012.

SFT (INDIA) met with six parliamentarians from both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha who represent various states of India as a part of this initiative.

Shri C.M. Chang: IAS (Rtd.)
Nagaland People's Front
Hon. Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha.

Shri Prem Das Rai
Sikkim Democratic Front
Hon. Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

Shri Tathagata Satpathy
Biju Janata Dal
Hon. Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari
Bharatiya Janata Party
Hon. Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

Shri Sharad Yadav
Janata Dal (United)
Hon. Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

Shri Maheshwar Hazari
Janata Dal (United)
Hon. Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

31 Tibetans have self-immolated in protest of the repressive Chinese policies since February 2009 with 27-year-old Jampa Yeshi incident at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, India a few hours ago being the latest of its kind.

"At a time when brutally oppressed Tibetans inside Tibet are making
ultimate sacrifices, it is highly crucial that world leaders intervene and
pressure China to bring an immediate end to the crackdown in Tibet before
more Tibetan lives are lost," said Tenzin Jigdal, Program Director of
Students for a Free Tibet-India.

"Everyone we have met in the Indian Government expressed their concern on the tragedy unfolding in Tibet and assured to highlight the issue before the Parliament and to the Government," he concluded.

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