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8 Indian J.L. & Just. 1 (2017)
Migrated Tibetans and the Tibetan Cause: Challenges and Dilemmas

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                                      Prof. (Dr.) Gangotri Chakraborty1

I. The Opening Words
        After a failed uprising against the People's Liberation Army in 1959,
the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibet and fled to India and established a
Tibetan Government in exile, now known as the Central Tibetan
Administration. It is structured with formal government like institutions.
Over the years there has been a shift in policy from seeking to restore
complete independence in Tibet to that of seeking genuine autonomy within
the People's Republic of China's framework through non violent means with
an emphasis on in dialogue. This switch to a persuit of autonomy rather than
independence serves as a dividing line within the wider Tibetan Diaspora
and especially among the educated young adults who are mobilising and
holding on to their Tibetan identity.
        To be a Tibetan is to be a part of a community of sentiments in
which the experience of exodus, exile, refugee status and migration [legal
and illegal] is geared towards recovery of homeland. The Tibetan Diaspora
across the world and specially India, cling to the dream of returning to
their home land and the struggle is for the establishment of independent
Tibet. This is the uniting force of the diaspora and the basis of Tibetan
        Despite this the CTA has shifted its policy towards the Middle Path
Approach. This approach is heavily push forth by the exile leadership
seeking genuine autonomy for all Tibetans living in the three traditional
provinces of Tibet within the framework of People's Republic of China. On
the other hand the activists and political groups with networks throughout
Diaspora and the underground activist communities in occupied Tibet
fiercely resent the Chinese occupation organise themselves for securing
independence. As a result there is certain degree of confusion on both sides.
They are unable to decide, or even understand what is the best solution,
policy or goal that the exiled community need to adopt. This is both a
challenge and a dilemma.
        If one keeps track of the Tibetan political discussion on the social
media, the concern and the importance of understanding for the

   Professor, Department of Law, University of North Bengal; Former Professor
   and Dean, Gujarat National Law University; Gandhi Nagar; former Professor
   and Registrar National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

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