Monday, November 10, 2008

Refugees United - Tibetian Refugees at Mundgod

Tibetian Refugees

Following the footsteps of Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama more than 80,000 Tibetan refugees have fled to India during the past 40 years. People's Republic of China entered Tibet as early as 1950 according to some historians and began consolidation of control over Tibet during the reign of the young 14th Dalai Lama. The flash point came in March 1959 when Chinese forces tried to disperse a crowd in front of the Norbulingka palace where Dalai Lama was staying. Consequent upon this Dalai Lama with his nearly 85,000 supporters fled to India and sought asylum. After a series of discussions between the Dalai Lamaand Jawaharlal Nehru it was decided to provide all assistance to the Tibetan Refugees to settle down in India for some time, till their eventual return (as it was visualized at that time). Accordingly Government of Mysore (as Karnataka state was called at that time) allotted nearly 3,000 acres (12 km2) of land at Bylakuppe in Mysore district in Karnataka in 1960 and the first ever Tibetan exile settlement namelyLugsung Samdupling came into existence in 1961. A few years later another settlement namely Tibetan Dickey Larsoe also called as TDL was established. This was followed by the establishment of three more settlements in Karnataka state making it the state with the largest Tibetan refuee population.Rabgayling settlement was created in Gurupura village near Hunsur, Dhondenling was established at Oderapalya near Kollegal and Doeguling settlement came into being at Mundgod in Uttara Kannada district all in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. At present the population of the Tibetan refugees in India is estimated to be around 120,000.

Mundgod Tibetain Refugee Camp Link -

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