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.