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Tibetan Parliament-in-exile approves to call special meeting on Tibet

September 17, 2008

Monday, 15 September 2008

DHARAMSHALA: The ongoing sixth session of Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile 
on Monday approved a motion tabled in the house regarding a draft 
proposal to convene the special general meeting on Tibet, which will 
be submitted to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to receive the final 

Considering the urgent situation inside Tibet and the situation in the 
world in general, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has called for a special 
meeting as enshrined in the article 59 of the Charter of the Tibetans-
in-Exile.The draft proposal was put forward by Kalon Tripa and 
supported by the deputy speaker.

After an extensive discussion and deliberations on the proposal, the 
Parliament unanimously approved that the meeting would be held from 17 
- 22 November at the Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharamshala.

The composition of the representatives for the meeting include members 
of the Tibetan Parliament, members of the Kashag, former Kalons, CTA 
officials-based in Dharamshala, two envoys of His Holiness the Dalai 
Lama and representatives of His Holiness, settlement or welfare 
officers, representatives from the local assemblies, Bod Rawang Denpai 
Legul Tsogchung, four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religion, 
head of the schools and overseas Tibetan associations and 
representatives from Tibetan non governmental organisations.

The heads of the three independent bodies of the Central Tibetan 
Administration will attend the inaugural and final day of the meeting.

During the first four days of the meeting, ten or fifteen small 
committees would be formed to deliberate on the proposal and each 
committee will submit their recommendations to the general meeting on 
the fifth day. Based on these recommendations, a final resolution 
would be passed
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