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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Tibetan Refugees Aim to Return and Restore Tibet: Dalai Lama

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama while interacting with a large audience in Sweden on Wednesday explained that the Tibetan refugees’ aim is to return and restore Tibet. His Holiness after giving a public talk at the Malmo Live on Wednesday, interacted with the audience and answered to their questions.

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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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Tibetan Refugees Extend Helping Hand to Kerala Flood Victims

While India’s coastal state of Kerala was hit by the worst ever flood of the century rendering almost a million of people stranded across the region and more than 370 people dead, Tibetan refugees from near by Tibetan settlements extend their helping hands. With the incessant out pour of rains now receding, focus is now at rehabilitation of the flood victims.

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Tibetans No Longer Require NORI for IC Application

The Tibetan political head in exile, President Dr. Lobsang Sangay on Tuesday announced that the Central Government of India has exempted Tibetans from requiring the NORI certificate to apply for Identity Certificate (IC). This has been enabled through a change in the policy guideline of the Tibetan Identity Certificate.

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Nepal Delays Sending 8 Tibetan Refugees to Dharamsala

While Nepal government had agreed to send 8 Tibetan refugees in their custody to Dharamsala, the Indian town where the exile Tibetan headquarter is situated on last Friday, it is now learnt that the government has halted the process which turns out likely due to the fact that the information was leaked in the media prior to its execution.

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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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Student Body’s Leaders Detained for Extortion During Protest Against Tibetans

The Arunachal Pradesh police on Tuesday detained the leaders of the student body for allegedly involving in extortion during their protest rallies against the Tibetan refugees carried out recently in Bomdila. The detention order issued by the West Kameng deputy commissioner has been made under Section 3(i) of the Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2014.

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Two ‘Tibetan Refugees’ Detained by Nepal Border Police

Two Tibetans hailing from Lhasa were detained by Nepal border police when they trying to return to Tibet from Nepal on Tuesday night. Two Tibetans who have identified themselves as ‘Tibetan Refugees’ along with a Chinese man from Shigatse were trying to cross the border on expired visa in an illegal manner according to the border police.

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