TLA conducted legal survey in south India

By | December 7, 2016

13918860_10210416560998745_351953285_oLegal Survey at the various Tibetan Settlements in the South India: (22nd July-2nd Aug 2016). TLA conducted Survey of the legal challenges in Tibetan community by interviewing the Settlement officers, managers of the Co-operative Society, Monasteries, and general public to elicit the legal problems in the Tibetan Society. The President of TLA, Mr. Lobsang Dakpa, along with Ms. Namgyal Tsekey and Mr. Kunsang Topden were the team members and interviews were recorded by TLA.

14163793_10210680246870727_581682715_oOne of the main problems in the Tibetan community are the lack of legal knowledge, lack of Tibetan lawyers, lack of basic understanding of laws of India, especially criminal laws, law of income tax; banking law; traffic rules etc; and some particular problems of Foreigners Registration certificate (RC); Identity Certificate (IC) and of interpretation and application of Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy, 2014. The detailed Report was submitted to Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission, Tibetan Parliament, and Tibetan Kashag Secretariat of the Central Tibetan Administration on 31st August 2016. In its Report, TLA proposed to the CTA to establish a standing Tibetan lawyer at each settlement in the south to advise and assist the settlement office and the general public and to make a provision to nominate a Justice Commisisoner with the law background in order to inculcate a faith in the judiciary by the general public.