Committee formed to amend Tibetan constitution

Written by Press Trust of India | Dharamshala | Updated: Mar 30 2011, 09:17am hrs
A five-member 'Constitution Amendment Drafting Committee' has been formed to suggest changes in the Charter of Tibetans in Exile that would eventually pave the way for the Dalai Lama to give up his political duties as desired by him. The committee representing both the Kashag (Tibetan Cabinet) and the Tibetan Parliament in exile was formed on Monday, and has Speaker Penpa Tsering, Kalon Tripa Samdhong Rinpoche (Prime Minister), deputy Speaker Dolma Gyari, Education Kalon (Education minister) Thupten Lungrik and former Speaker Pema Jungney as its members. This committee shall submit its suggestions by April 11.