DHARAMSHALA: The Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile unanimously passed a resolution yesterday to amend the Tibetan Charter to allow one new parliamentary seat for Tibetans in Austro-Asia and Asia, which includes Australia, New Zealand and Asia (excluding India, Nepal and Bhutan).
Twenty-nine members of the Tibetan Parliament voted in favour of the creation of the new seat, after which the Charter was duly amended. An amendment to the charter requires the support of two-thirds of the total membership of the House.
The amendment came according to Article 37 of the Tibetan Charter, which states that, “the Tibetan Parliament may increase the number of its regional members as and when required.”
The current membership of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile is 44, comprising of 10 representatives each from the three traditional provinces of Tibet, 2 each from the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religion, and 2 each from Europe and North America.