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Tibetan Muslim student group on educational tour in exile capital
Phayul[Tuesday, December 18, 2018 01:09]
By Tenzin Sangmo

Tibetan Muslim Student Group at Upper TCV
Tibetan Muslim Student Group at Upper TCV
DHARAMSHALA, December 18: In a first, a group of Tibetan Muslim students from Tibetan Public School in Kalnat Pura, Srinagar, are on an eight-day educational tour in Delhi and Dharamshala. The first five days will be spent in Dharamshala.

On their first day today, the group of 14 students of 13-15 years of age visited Upper TCV school and Tibetan Career Center. Accompanying them are Masood Butt, a former CTA official, and three teachers

Kalsang Jigme, founder of InFrame magazine and a winner of CTA film grant who made the documentary “LHASA KHACHE: A Forgotten Community,” first conceived the idea after his visit to Srinagar last year for the documentary.

“There is a lack of communication between the larger Tibetan exile community and the Tibetan Muslim community. If it continues, the community might disappear someday in the future,” said Jigme.

The educational tour is being funded by the Dalai Lama Charitable Trust.

The students said they felt happy to come across a big Tibetan community here and it’s their first time seeing life in a residential school at TCV.

The Tibetan Muslim community is largely scattered across India and abroad with the largest group settled in Srinagar. There are cluster communities in Nepal, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Dehradun, Delhi, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.

The community in Srinagar is originally from Lhasa, Shigatse and Tsethang in central Tibet.

This community is known to consider themselves ‘outsider’ in Srinagar and has preserved their distinct Tibetan characteristics over the years. The regional chapter of Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) had carried out political activities before it became difficult when insurgency problems escalated in Kashmir.

The group is staying at Yongling Day School and is going to visit Gangchen Kyishong tomorrow where the Tibetan government-in-exile, officially known as the Central Tibetan Administration, is based.

Watch Kalsang Jigme's documentary here.

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