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Tibet Custom: Tibetan Parliament Honors US Speaker's Support for Tibet

Dharamshala: The members of the Tibetan Parliament during a session on Friday unanimously passed a resolution, expressing gratitude to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, for her overwhelming support for Tibet during its critical moment, with an indomitable spirit of humane integrity and truth.

The Parliament members lauded her for showing empathy with the people of Tibet and to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama by visiting Dharamshala in March after the Chinese government's ruthless suppression of peaceful demonstrations in Tibet.

The members also appealed to speaker Pelosi to give consideration to the sufferings of the Tibetan people and, to continue to extend her support and solidarity with the Tibetans.

Shortly after the Chinese army's crackdown on peaceful demonstrations in Tibet in March this year, the speaker of the US house of Representative, Nancy Pelosi, led a prominent delegation of the US congress, for an urgent visit to Dharamshala, to show concern and support for Tibetan people.

Speaker Pelosi said during the visit that if the freedom loving people throughout the world do not speak out against China's oppression in China and Tibet, we have lost all moral authority to speak on behalf of human rights anywhere in the world.

Describing the situation in Tibet, as a 'challenge to the conscience of the world', the US speaker urged the Chinese government should engage in negotiation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to resolve the issue of Tibet.