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Dalai Lama Calls Special Meeting to Discuss Tibet བོད་སྐད།


The Dalai Lama has called a special meeting of Tibetan exiles in November or December to discuss political unrest in Tibet this year and the future of the Tibetan movement, officials said on Friday.

In a letter issued from the office of the Dalai Lama, His Holiness has called on the speaker and deputy speaker of the Tibetan Parliament, and the Kashag, to convene an emergency general meeting to discuss the fundamental issues of Tibet.

Dalai Lama said considering the recent crisis inside Tibet and the situation in the world in general, the emergency general meeting would be held under the article 59 of the Charter of the Tibetans-in-Exile.

The special meeting, the opening session of which would be addressed by the Dalai Lama, would be attended by Tibetan leaders, intellectuals and non-government organizations chosen by the Tibetan parliament-in-exile.

The meeting of Tibetans comes after months of anti-China protests across the world, sparked off by unrest in Tibet in March which was aggressively suppressed by China.

Beijing says followers of the Dalai Lama fomented riots and protests across the mountainous region in a bid to derail last month's Olympics Games. The Dalai Lama has rejected the charge.

Some information for this report was provided by Tibet.net and Reuters.

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