In response to: Power of Citizenship

posted Jan 10, 2013, 6:20 AM by The Tibetan Political Review
 
Dear Editors, 

I would like to respond to an article entitled, The Power of Citizenship by Tsewang Namgal and Maura Moynihan. I agree with their stand on this topic. Tibetans having citizenship in another country can be beneficial to Tibetan society and to the person themselves. I base my thoughts on being a refugee in India. I have a RC and IC Book as primary proof of my being here in this country. Services do not meet the minimal needs of the consumer in India as there was a great deal of confusion about my forms of ID. Earlier, I got a job in Bangalore in IBM outsourcing sector, but then very next day, no job for me. The only reason was that I was a Tibetan (confusion in their mind). Since they wanted my passport, I submitted both my IC and RC book for verification. But later on I got a reply that those two were not enough to offer the job. Perhaps Power of citizenship makes great sense here.

Thank you very much for your attention.

Yeshi Tenzin, Bangalore




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