Japanese parliamentarian for improving human rights in Tibet

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Dharamshala, Aug 7 (UNI) Mr Jin Matsubara, member of the House of Representatives of the Japanese Parliament, has called for improving the human rights situation in Tibet and underlined the need to speak against the violators of human rights.

Mr Matsubara, accompanied by Prof Pema Gyalpo, former representative of Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Japan, was addressing mediapersons at the Tibetan Parliamentary Secretariat on Wednesday.

He said that any form of suppression of freedom and human rights by any government should be denounced.

''With the growing support for Tibetan cause in Japan, a committee comprising of one hundred members have been set-up to support human rights and freedom of Tibetan people in Tibet. The committee has members both from the ruling and opposition parties of the Japan,'' he said.

He further said the Dalai Lama's emphasis on the preservation of environment and improvement of human rights in Tibet was very effective. ''It is of utmost importance to put efforts on both human rights and environment,'' he added.

Welcoming the visit of Mr Matsubara, Dolma Gyari, deputy speaker of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, said his visit here was a ''strong and clear indication of Japan's long-term 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.

Lauding Japan's support for the Tibetan people, she said, ''Japan has learned the value of humanity from the tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings''.

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