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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Indian Ministry Suggests a Sharp 43% Decline in No. of Tibetan Refugees

According to the publication in the leading Indian news paper, The Indian Express, the number of Tibetan refugees in India has declined by more than 43% in the past seven years. This report is huge shocker as the number is very much below the approximated count as suggested by the official of Central Tibetan Administration, according to the report.

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8 Tibetans Held in Nepal Custody Arrived in Dharamsala, India

Eight Tibetan refugees who were earlier held by Nepal since around a year have now arrived in Dharamsala, the Tibetan exile headquarter based in India last week. With intensive border patrolling in the Tibetan borders by Chinese border police supplemented by increasing Chinese influence in Nepal, the primary gateway to exile has been heavily locked for Tibetans.

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Nepal Agrees to Send 8 Tibetan Refugees to Dharamsala

Following the recent incident of arresting two Tibetan refugees trying to enter into Tibet without proper permits, Nepal government is now all set to send eight other Tibetan refugees to the Indian town of Dharamsala, the exile headquarter of Tibetan refugees on Saturday. The government is coordinating with its Indian counterpart and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in this matter.

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Arunachal Govt. Warns Student Union Digging a ‘Non-Issue’ Tibetan Rehabilitation

Following the series of agitation brought about in the headquarter of West Kemang district of Arunachal Pradesh by the members and supporters of a student union over the issue of Tibetan refugees, the state administration on Wednesday briefed in a press conference that the government will not allow any organization or student union to take law in their hands.

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Arunachal Group Demands Deportation of Tibetans to Refugee Camps

Since the implementation of Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014 coined by the Central Government of India for the welfare of around hundred thousand Tibetan refugees living in the country, some non governmental organizations such as students unions have been protesting the move in Arunachal Pradesh demanding deportation of Tibetans to refugee camps in the state.

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China Intensifies Political Indoctrination of Tibetan Monks

As a part of the Chinese ruling communist party’s effort to strengthen its grip over the Tibetan people, local authorities are conducting training of the Tibetan religious leaders to promote political indoctrination of the communist China’s policies. A number Tibetan Buddhist monks have been given a three days of political training in Tibet’s capital, Lhasa.

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Buried Fortune Buried Dreams

This was one monsoon season, some twenty summers ago, where the hills of Darjeeling were soaked by non stop rain and surprised by sudden break of sunlight, refracting picturesque rainbows and people welcoming the sun-shower with folkloric songs of the foxes marriages. The fresh crystal rain drops from the washed green needles of the pine trees dip and where flash floods across the other side of hill, erupts into sudden waterfalls, a sight everyone, every time of this year yearns to see from my side of the village called Bhutia Busti.

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Catch Tibetan Opera Festival Going on in Dharamshala

The 23rd Shoton or Tibetan Opera Festival is a special occasion to catch up if you are in Dharamshala this season as it is one of the largest Tibetan cultural festivals in exile presided over by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Dharamshala. The cultural fest began on April 20 and it will conclude on April 25.

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Group Marches the Track of Dalai Lama’s Journey to Exile 60 Years Ago

A group of people from Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have marched through the same track of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s journey to exile from Tawang to Tezpur 60 years ago. The march or padyatra was completed today when the marchers or padyatris arrived in Dharamsala, the home to His Holiness in exile.

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