I wrote the following blog for the International Campaign for Tibet and am reproducing it here.
Tibetan Parliament in the Spotlight on the Future Role of the Dalai Lama
Bhuchung K. Tsering
March 14, 2011
In what is set to become an historic session, the Tibetan Parliament in Exile received a message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on March 14, 2011, in which he has formally informed them of his desire to devolve authority saying, “All the necessary amendments to the Charter and other related regulations should be made during this session so that I am completely relieved of formal authority.”
In his statement on March 10, the 52nd anniversary of the Tibetan people’s peaceful uprising in 1959 against Communist China, His Holiness spoke of his intention to take this matter up with the Parliament saying, “I have repeatedly stressed that Tibetans need a leader, elected freely by the Tibetan people, to whom I can devolve power. Now, we have clearly reached the time to put this into effect.” Continue reading “Tibetan Parliament in the Spotlight on the Future Role of the Dalai Lama”