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TYC meeting calls for VP's resignation

August 5, 2010

Phayul
August 4, 2010

Dharamsala, Aug. 4 -- The Vice President of the
largest Tibetan Non Governmental Organization has
resigned from his post after participants at the
organization’s 14th General Body Meeting, by way
of majority, called for his resignation.

The first day of the TYC’s General Body Meeting
lasted nearly ten hours on Monday as the members
from TYC’s various regional chapters brainstormed
over the matter of Vice President Dhondup
Dorjee’s ouster from his post by the Executive
Committee for his email that prompted the
American Embassy in New Delhi to cancel Visa of
members of the TYC who were to hold a hunger
strike at the UN Building in New York starting
February 25 this year. The hunger strike campaign
had to be eventually called off.

However, the participants at the meeting also
pointed out that the TYC executive committee has
breached the constitution of the TYC by using a
power beyond their right to sack Dhondup Dorjee on February 8, 2010.

Rifts within the working of the organization’s
central executive members, both during the
previous and current executive body have put the
exile NGO that China accuses of being a
"terrorist outfit" in murky waters, sources within the group say.

TYC is the largest NGO of the exile Tibetan
Diaspora seeking complete independence for Tibet,
a radical position than that of the 'middle way
approach' proposed by the Dalai Lama and adopted
as an official policy by the Tibetan government in exile.

At the end of the seven-day meeting, the members
will elect the organization’s new executive members.

Elected for a term of three years, the executive
body, called the Central Executive Committee
(CENTREX), supervises the entire functioning of
TYC, provides guidance to the 'Regional Working
Committees' and represents TYC in all national and international forums.

The GBM, held every three years, is the highest
policy making body of the Tibetan Youth Congress
and it alone is empowered to amend the organization’s written Constitution.
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