By Lobsang Wangyal
KHANYARA, India, 26 September 2020
The Tibetan Parliament-in-exile rejected the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission (TSJC) order to revoke the voting rights of 11 MPs as punishment for cancelling the 10th session of the Parliament.
A statement released by the Parliament said that TSJC has no right to pass such an order, and that the order exceeds the powers of the TSJC.
The Parliament stated that the postponement of the 10th session was done after consultation with local Indian officials, as the Coronavirus pandemic was preventing members from within the country and abroad from travelling to attend the session.
Parliament argued that Article 5 of the Charter empowers TSJC to intervene when it involves interpretation of the Charter, but that TSJC can’t make its own rules as it pleases.
The Parliament’s statement further said that the exile Tibetan Cabinet (Kashag) and other offices will not accept the order.
Standing committee members of Our parliament must accept and honor the Supreme Justice Commission verdict. Charter or the Constitution is the living reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and will be the real reincarnation or substitute for His Holiness the Dalai Lama long after He is gone.
Supreme Justice Commission has really done its due diligence and brought a 13 page long explanation documenting the whole process of how Parliament’s standing committee members have misinterpreted the laws, intentionally or unintentionally. After reading their clarification, I think even Buddha will accept the verdict.
There comes a times in our lives when lucky ones are afforded an opportunity to choose the greater good of our society or our otherwise bad judgements. I don’t know about other rowdy Worthless Chithues including the Amdo Chithue called Lobsang Chonjor, but for Speaker Pema Jungney and Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok and former Deputy Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel, the moment is NOW.
Show that you are bigger than your ultimate ego. Accept the verdict and uphold the Constitution and thereby ENTER into the annals of Tibetan History as true patriot.
Reprimand is what the Americans called slap on the wrist, it is nothing. I am pleading you all don’t take that road where future Tibetans will blame you as one who first initiated the destruction of our constitution. For us to survive as a race, this charter or constitution is our only guiding light. In real life, it is, in fact holier than all our scriptures. Please accept the SJC verdict. We pay our respect to SJC.