Topic: India and its neighborhood- relations; Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation
2) Tibetan refugees in India are considered the ‘most successful’ refugee community in the world. Despite this appreciation, Tibetan refugees face numerous challenges in India, especially with respect to acquiring India’s citizenship. Examine these challenges and suggest what Indian government should do to address grievances of the Tibetan community in India. (250 Words)
Why this question?
In the light of various refugee crises, India’s policy on refugee crisis is being debated. Tibetan issue is both important from historical as well as contemporary refugee debate point of view. It’s a very important question.
Key demand of the question:
While briefly addressing India’s Tibetan refugee policy, focus mainly on challenges faced by Tibetans in India, especially in acquiring Indian citizenship. Also address what India can do in this regard.
Examine: The reference article has important points. Reproduce them in your answer coherently. No need to comment here (in questions like this you will be tempted to write your opinion, especially in the end)
Structure of Answer:
In the introduction while talking about general refugee crises around the world, appreciate India’s Tibetan refugee policy. At the same time write a line about why this community needs special attention.
In the body, There should be TWO mains parts: First part about challenges; Second part about India’s measures. Make sure you don’t ignore facts from the article ( Indian Citizenship Act (Amendment) of 1986, the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy of 2014 etc) Focus on policies, laws and institutions.
In the conclusion, how India could project these thriving Tibetan settlements at the international level as a model for post-conflict reconstruction of war-devastated societies (this sentence is from the article). Try to write similar conclusions with message and hope.