The sly fox
He is a young teacher turned Politician. He had grabbed the opportunity of promoting LS at the far North East during the 2016 election after PT had been there as a two-pronged purpose:- Continue reading “A brief critique on MP Tenzin Jamyang”
MP Thupten Lungrig did his schooling from CST Dalhousie. He obtained his Masters or ‘Acharya’ Degree from the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS), Varanasi, India in 1981. Continue reading “A brief critique on MP Thupten Lungrig”
Video grab an image of students of SUMAA staging a protest against Tibetans in Bomdila, India, on 16 July 2018.
Tibet Star Online News
ON THE WEB, 21 July 2018
Following persistent protests by a student group asking Tibetans to leave, and others shutting Tibetans out from their businesses, in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh in India, another group has now demanded that Tibetans be verified whether they are refugees or living illegally as locals.
The Students’ United Movement of All Arunachal (SUMAA) has been protesting since last year. On 16 July they held a protest, shouting slogans such as “Go back, go back, Tibetan go back”. They have demanded the State and the Central Governments of India to immediately roll back the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014, which provides certain welfare schemes to the Tibetans.
Videos showed students of the group vandalizing Tibetan shops and tearing down their signboards, while police looked on but taking no action against t
SUMAA has also demanded the cancellation of the Scheduled Tribe (ST) certificates issued illegally to Tibetan refugees, surrender of trading licenses obtained by Tibetan refugees, a written undertaking from the Central Tibetan Administration not to claim Indian citizenship, and deportation of Tibetans to the demarcated camps allotted to them from the places where they are operating businesses in other parts of the state such as the capital Itanagar.
Another group called All-West Kameng District Students’ Union (AWKDSU) has stated that their Union is not against Tibetans being allotted land for settlement in the state per se, but are demanding the state government to verify whether Tibetans are taking double benefits as a member of a Scheduled Tribe of the state as well as that of a Tibetan refugee.
The Union claimed that out of 123 Tibetan refugees settled in West Kameng, 14 are suspected of using both ST and refugee status.
Meanwhile, the local community leaders have condemned SUMAA’s attitude towards Tibetans and pledged to thwart any undemocratic acts by the group.
The former abbot of Tawang Monastery, a local Monpa, has also called on SUMAA to stop the protests and called on the people to come together to plan for legal action against SUMAA in case of their failure to comply with their requests.
After an escape from Tibet into India in 2001, he enrolled in Sera Je for further Buddhist philosophical studies in 2004. He completed his bachelors in Sarah Institute in 2008. In 2009 he became an editor at the Department of Religion and Culture, CTA and edited three volumes Continue reading “A brief critique on MP Tenpa Yarphel”
Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok is also a teacher turned Politician. He worked as an academic administrator and Tibetan language teacher at TCV Suja from 1992-1996. His strength is he can communicate better in Hindi than English. Continue reading “A brief critique on Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok”