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25june20092Dharamsala: Six members representing four parties of Nepali Parliament paid a visit to Dharamsala, India where the Tibetan government in exile is based for the last 50 years. During the yesterday's press-conference the delegation expressed its intention to soon held a discussion on the rights of Tibetan refugees in the constitution of Nepal.

The delegates also shared their consideration to create a Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet: "we didn't think about it before, but now we will definitely consider to create a Nepali support group for Tibet," Mr. Gautam stated.

Six Members of Nepali Parliament met the Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibetan prime minister, and other high level officials from the Tibetan government in exile to discuss the issue of about 30,000 Tibetan refugees living in Nepal and their special status."We want to solve all the political issues and problems of Tibetans living in Kathmandu, the Nepali capital and other parts of the country. We are about to form a constitution for Nepal and special rights need to be given to the Tibetans as well as other facilities," said Siddhartha Gautam, president, Lumbini Foundation, Nepal.

The delegation is strongly determined to provide a legal document for Tibetan refugees and possibility to reopen the office for the representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the country: "When we return to Nepal, we will take the current issues in the parliament to help ease situation for Tibetan brothers and sisters living in Nepal," Biswendra Paswan, President of the Dalit Janjati Party said. "We will ask the government through proper channel to reopen the Office of the His Holiness the Dalai Lama and also will urge to issue refugee registration card (RC) for Tibetans in Nepal," he continued.

Mr. Gautam said. "Nepal wanted to sustain cultural and spiritual relations with Tibet, the two countries shared an extraordinary history moment" he added, "Our motive will be to develop a good understanding relations with the Tibetan community living in our country. This will enhance socio-economic links between both the countries," he concluded. The delegation's visit to Dharamsala was coordinated and arranged by Mr. Tseten Norbu, a Tibetan parliament member and former president of Tibetan Youth Congress.

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