Special rights for Tibetan refugees in Nepal

June 25th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Dharamsala, June 25 (ANI): Visiting Nepal delegation to Dharamsala has said that they wanted to introduce special rights for Tibetans in their country’s Constitution.

Six parliamentarians met the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to discuss issues of the Tibetan refugees living in Nepal and also special status for them.”We want to solve all the technical issues and problems of Tibetans living in Kathmandu and other parts of the country. We are about to form a Constitution for Nepal and special rights need to be given to the Tibetans and the government will try to grant them other facilities as well,” said Siddhartha Gautam, president, Lumbini Foundation, Nepal.

“Nepal wanted to sustain cultural and spiritual relations with Tibet,” he added.”Our motive will be to develop a good understanding relations with the Tibetan community living in our country. This will enhance socio-economic links between both the countries,” he said.

Dharamsala, which is also called Little Tibet, is home to thousands of Tibetans who found a new haven to preserve their unique faith, culture and identity.An estimated 134,000 Tibetans live in exile, a majority of them in India and Nepal. (ANI)

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