Meeting Between Deputy Speaker Teykhang and Prince Ramlutchman Highlights Tibet’s Ongoing Struggle

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On October 31st, 2022, Deputy Speaker Dolma Tsering Teykhang of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile welcomed Prince Ishwar Ramlutchman, President of the Sivananda World Peace Foundation, to the Tibetan Parliament.

Discussion on Tibet’s Situation

During their dialogue, Deputy Speaker Teykhang presented a comprehensive overview of Tibet’s current plight, emphasizing the grave human rights violations that have led to Tibetan self-immolations as a form of protest against Chinese aggression.

Teykhang explained the historical significance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s departure from Tibet and the subsequent exile and resettlement of Tibetans in India.

She also delved into the democratization process of the Tibetan polity, highlighting the transfer of political authority from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Furthermore, Teykhang emphasized the Dalai Lama’s global influence as a beacon of compassion, nonviolence, and inspiration in a divided world.

Recognition of the Sivananda World Peace Foundation

Teykhang expressed appreciation for the Sivananda World Peace Foundation’s dedication to its mission. She extended congratulations for the organization’s upcoming multicultural event honoring His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Historical Context and International Support

Teykhang reiterated Tibet’s status as an independent nation prior to the Chinese occupation. She cited the Congressional-Executive Commission on China’s (CECC) hearing on Tibet during the 8th World Parliamentarians’ Convention on Tibet, which affirmed Tibet’s historical autonomy.

Prince Ramlutchman inquired about various issues affecting Tibet, including environmental concerns arising from changes on the Tibetan plateau, rampant mineral extraction, and other pertinent topics.


The meeting concluded with Deputy Speaker Teykhang presenting Prince Ramlutchman with literature on Tibet and a tour of the parliament hall.

This meeting serves as a testament to the ongoing international support for Tibet’s cause and the continued efforts to raise awareness of its plight.


Sonam Dorjee

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