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Dharamsala to Host 2nd Special Meeting of Tibetans

June 15, 2012

The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Kashag will convene the Second
Special Meeting of Tibetans as per Article 59 of the Charter of
Tibetans in Exile.

The Special Meeting will be held in Dharamsala for four days from
25 – 28 September 2012.

The main agenda of the meeting is to discuss ways to deal with the
present crisis in Tibet.

During the four-day meeting, the participants will be divided into
10 committees to deliberate on how (1) exile Tibetans could carry
out activities, (2) garner support from the international
community, India and South East Asian countries, to deal with the
tragic situation in Tibet. As per guidelines issued by the Tibetan
Parliament and the Kashag, any activities carried out by Tibetans
and Tibet supporters should be peaceful, legal and dignified.

There will be a long life prayer ceremony for His Holiness the
Dalai Lama during the special meeting on 28 September.

The composition of the members and representatives participating in
meeting include incumbent and former Kalons (members of the
Kashag), present and former Members of Tibetan Parliament,
representatives from South Asia and Tibetan Associations from
abroad including those in Europe, North America and Asia. (Click
here for detail composition of participants in Tibetan)

A special arrangement is made to Tibetan youth (below 30 years)
living outside of South Asia to form a separate committee with
English translation.

The proceedings of the meeting will be webcast live on

The first special meeting was convened by His Holiness the Dalai
Lama in November 2008 following the Chinese government’s brutal
suppression of an unprecedented peaceful protests against its
repressive rule by Tibetans across Tibet.
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