Tibetans Availing Indian Passports Should Move Out of Refugee Settlements

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a circular to all the passport issuing authorities in India and abroad mentioned that Tibetan refugees availing the Indian Passports should declare to not stay in any Tibetan refugee settlements or enjoying any Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) benefits, privileges or subsidies.

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India Outlines Tibetan RCs/ICs Surrender Procedure to Apply for Passport

The Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India has issued a directive to all the passport issuing authorities on Monday to accept the surrender of Registration Certificates (RCs) and Identity Certificates (ICs) of Tibetan Refugees eligible to apply for Indian passports. The memorandum from the ministry has come in response to a Delhi High court order.

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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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Will Tibetans Opting Indian Citizenship Weaken The Freedom Struggle?

Over the recent past, many Tibetans have appreciated the ruling from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to allow all eligible Tibetans opting Indian citizenship. The effect came in following the Delhi High Court ruling to give citizenship to Tibetans born in India between 1950 and 1987 as per the law and those born from these parents.

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New Rules Set For Tibetans Availing Indian Passports

New rules have been set for Tibetans availing Indian passports following the earlier court ruling in favour of Tibetans eligibility to seek Indian passports. The MEA’s ruling has laid out four conditions to be fulfilled by the Tibetans who are applying for the Indian passports instead of the Tibetan travel document I.C. issued by the Indian government.

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India To Issue Passports To All Eligible Tibetan Refugees

The Government of India has ordered all the passports offices across the country and abroad to issue Indian passports to Tibetan refugees. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) following the direction of Delhi High court decided to issue Indian passports to all eligible Tibetans born on India between 26/01/1950 to 01/07/1987.

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Miss Tibet Director Gets High Court Nod For His Indian Passport

The Delhi High Court has directed the Central government to take into consideration the renewal of India born Miss Tibet director, Mr. Lobsang Wangyal irrespective of his Tibetan descent. The court said that it is the fundamental right of Mr. Wangyal as he has acquired the Indian citizenship by birth. The court directed the concerned authorities file the replies before August 22.

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