The Central Government of India’s Home minister Rajnath Singh has directed the concerned officials to take steps to improve the living conditions of the Tibetan Refugees according to the home ministry. The issue of rehabilitation status of the Tibetan refugees along with the Sri Lankan Tamilians were reviewed by a high level committee presided over by the home minister himself.
“The living conditions of Tibetan and Sri Lankan Tamil refugees would be improved with Home Minister Rajnath Singh directing officials to take steps for it, the home ministry said today.” said the report in the Outlook on Monday.
“The rehabilitation issues of Sri Lankan Tamilians staying in 107 camps and Tibetan refugees were reviewed at a high level meeting chaired by the home minister.” added the report.
The freedom fighters and rehabilitation division of the home ministry, which handles the Sri Lankan Tamilian and Tibetan refugee issues, has been advised to handle the issues relating to Tibetan and Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to ensure good living conditions to the refugees, said the official statement according to the report.
The report says that there are more than 1.5 lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in India while there are around 1.2 lakh Tibetan refugees spread across the country in specific Tibetan settlement camps like Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, etc.