The Union Law and Justice Minister, Mr. Kapil Sibal, who also hold telecommunication ministry declared that India-born Tibetans can apply for Indian citizenship at a religious gathering held at Ladakh Boudh Vihar on February 16, 2014.
"The government of India have given you not just the right to vote but the right to citizenship. And therefore now you can register yourself as citizens of this country and get all the schemes that are operating for every other citizen of this country," said Kapil Sibal after the end of the religious discourse given by Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche.
"This will benefit to make the Tibetan colony permanent. Let us see the actual documentations of citizenship," said Mr. Karten Tsering, the Tibetan colony leader.