(TibetanReview.net, Nov21, 2017) – Representative Penpa Tsering at the Office of Tibet, Washington, DC, is reported to have rejected all the 10 grounds cited by the Kashag, the Cabinet of the Central Administration at Dharamshala, India, in a Nov 18 clarification for his removal from his post, vowing to challenge each of them after handing over charge to his replacement on Nov 30. The Kashag’s clarification sought to explain that he had been removed “due to growing trust deficit, underperformance and insubordination”.
Penpa Tsering also hinted at filing a case in the exile Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission, saying the charges are unacceptable as he hasn’t committed any mistake, reported Tibetsun.com Nov 19.
“I cannot publicly discuss the issue now as I am still bound by the rules. I will be free to speak after Nov 30, and I will challenge all the 10 points one by one,” the report quoted him as saying.
The Kashag had announced on Nov 7 its decision to replace Penpa Tsering with the CTA’s Education minister Mr Nogdup Tsering with effect from Dec 1. A section of the Tibetan public protested against the decision, with some calling it a vendetta against a political rival of the current Sikyong in the 2016 exile Tibetan election, and demanded to know the reasons for his dismissal.
And now, expressing dissatisfaction with the Kashag’s 10-point explanations, they have vowed to go ahead with their planned protest rally from Mcleod Ganj to the downtown Secretariat of the CTA on Nov 27.