Court Orders Government to Formulate Process for Tibetan RC & IC Surrender

Following about a year after the Delhi High Court ordered the Government of India to issue Indian passports to all eligible Tibetans, the court in response to a petition filed by some Tibetans ordered the government to immediately formulate a process for the surrender of Tibetan RC & IC so that they can apply for Indian passport.

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Tibetans in Karnataka Won’t Vote to Retain Refugee Status

While the state of Karnataka is gripped by the election fever, it is reported that the Indian state with largest number of Tibetan refugees does not seem to impact the Tibetans. It is reported that while there are a large number of Tibetans eligible to take part in the elections, they seem to have decided to continue retaining their refugee status rather than citizenship.

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CTA Applying Double Standards on Tibetans Seeking Indian Citizen?

According to an article from a Tibetan professor, the Tibetan government in exile is alleged to be seemingly applying double standards over the issue of Tibetans seeking Indian citizen. The JNU professor accused in an article that the Central Tibetan Administration while favouring Tibetans seeking citizenship in the West, it does not favour Tibetans seeking Indian citizenship.

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Guide on Police Order to Surrender RCs of Tibetans with Voter ID

According to a police order from the office of Superintendent of police (SP), Kangra district, Tibetans in the district were told to surrender their Refugee Certificates if they have obtained the Indian voter IDs from the Elections Commission as it poses some security complications, according to the office.

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Tibetan Refugees Must Surrender Citizenship: APACACT

Tibetan refugees must surrender citizenship said the Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Andolan Committee (APACAC) according to the report in The Arunachal Times. The organization demanded that the Tibetan refugees possessing Indian citizen and seeking benefits under ST quotas be surrendered at the earliest.

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