Is it the end of the road for Tibet’s exiles living in India?

McLeod Ganj, part of the Indian city of Dharamsala, is home to a large population of Tibetans. (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara via asia. nikkei.com)

Dear readers,

Salut mes amis !

I submit the following for your consideration.

A tip of the hat to @dorjecat on Twitter for tweeting a link to this story.

“According to one highly placed source in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Volunteer Organization, or RSS), a Hindu nationalist group from which Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi draws support, a deal was discussed in informal talks during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India in 2014 and a reciprocal visit by Modi to China last year.

Under the arrangement discussed, the source said, ‘China would not officially lay claim to several Indian territories, such as Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Jammu and Kashmir state.” In exchange, “after the death of the current Dalai Lama, the Indian government would offer Tibetan exiles living in India citizenship — and literally stop new exiles coming through Nepal to India. The Tibetan government-in-exile would also have to go.'”

asia.nikkei.com

Voilà !

It’s happening.

Courage !

Bill

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2 responses to “Is it the end of the road for Tibet’s exiles living in India?

  1. Jane

    That sounds like a good deal for India. What does the Tibetan government in exile do except try to tell Tibetan refugees how to think. Can you imagine how much hell we would raise if China allowed a Hawaiian government in exile in its territory? Actually, I support the idea of Tibetan autonomy, but the Tibetan gov’t in exile has accomplished virtually nothing.

  2. I think this is good news the the refugees. Citizenship can never be bad. And the claims of the Northern Territory being dropped are also super news. It’s time to move on. China will never leave Tibet, sad but true.

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