16 Tibetan refugee families shops have been burnt in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh during a local political crisis in the region. The concerned Tibetan refugees family in the case completely relies on the shops for their livelihood and a crowd funding campaign has begun to help their ease their trouble.
Local turned protested against the state government’s plans to grant permanent resident certificate (PRC) non-Arunachal Pradesh Scheduled Tribe communities of Namsai and Changlang districts. The situation went on a rampage and the protests took a violent turn on Sunday morning after a person was killed in police firing.
Amid the violent clashes, the prominent Tibetan complex in Itanagar was set ablaze. The entire complex consisting of 16 Tibetan shops were burnt down on February 24, 2019 afternoon. Although there were no casualties reported on Tibetans, the magnitude of financial loss to Tibetans are very severe that they can not started again on their own.
Palden Tsultrim has started an online crowd funding campaign GoFundMe on February 27, 2019 to gather a supporting fund of $80,000. Within 5 days, an amount of $6,236 has been raised by 62 people contributing to the campaign! The Tibetan refugees have been affected by the prevailing situation of the local region and they have been deprived of their very livelihood.
You can help out rescue these Tibetan refugees by making any bit of contribution to this campaign so that we could help them recover from the devastated state and come out stronger! Here is the link to the GoFundMe campaign.