Political Rights, Citizenship and the Marginalised Refugees: the Case of Tibetans in Nepal
Javeed Ahmad Bhat1, Rajeesh CS2
1Javeed Ahmad Bhat, Assistant Professors, Department of Political Science, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
2Rajeesh CS, Assistant Professors, Department of Political Science, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
Manuscript received on 03 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 295-299 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10480476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The core intention of this article is to examine some of the major citizenship and political rights related issues faced by the Tibetan refugees in Nepal. The study assumes that a theoretical exploration on concepts like citizenship and political rights could help in understanding the actual circumstances of Tibetan refugees in Nepal. It focuses on the current socio, political, economic and educational status of Tibetans in Nepal particularly from 1990 to 2012 and enquires into the government policies which have been initiated during these time periods. During these periods, Nepal had undergone several political and economic changes and developments. It saw two different governments with different political and ideological inclinations. Both these governments were marked by two various approaches in its dealing with refugee population in the country. But nothing has positively affected the Tibetans and they remain and live as marginalized minority in Nepal.
Keywords: Refugees, Citizenship, Identity, Exclusion, Political Rights.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences