Japanese MP meets Dalai Lama, supports Tibetan cause

August 6th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS  


Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 6 (IANS) A Japanese MP Wednesday met the Dalai Lama and called for improving human rights in Tibet. Jin Matsubara said any form of suppression of freedom and human rights by any government should be denounced.

He said that with the growing support for Tibetan cause in Japan, a committee had been set up to support the freedom of people in Tibet.

The committee has members from both the ruling and opposition parties of Japan.

Deputy speaker of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile Dolma Gyari said: “It’s a clear indication of Japan’s support and solidarity for Tibet during its critical moment”.

“His commitment to visit us despite many difficulties sends a strong message of support for the Tibetan cause,” she added.

The Tibetan-government-in-exile is based in Dharamsala and is not recognised by any country in the world.

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