Tibetan parliament calls special meeting on Tibet in November

September 15th, 2008 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Dharamsala, Sep 15 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile has called a special meeting on Tibet in November this year, a senior aide in the government said Monday.”A resolution to convene a meeting on Tibet was passed unanimously by the government-in-exile during the ongoing sixth session of its parliament,” Thubten Samphel, a spokesperson for the government-in-exile, told IANS.

“Considering the urgent situation inside Tibet and the situation in the world in general, the exiled Tibetan spiritual guru, the Dalai Lama, has called for a special meeting as enshrined in article 59 of the charter of the Tibetans-in-exile,” he said.

The meeting would be held here from Nov 17 to 22.

The Nobel laureate has lived in India since fleeing his homeland in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese occupation. His government-in-exile is not recognised by any country.

There are over 100,000 Tibetan refugees living in India.

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