The People’s Congress of Tibet passed a law that makes ethnic unity in the region mandatory. These regulations will come into effect from May 1 and are meant to “strengthen ethnic unity”
- The law makes it clear that Tibet has been an inalienable part of China since ancient times and that it is the common responsibility of the people of all ethnic groups to safeguard national reunification and take a clear stand against separatism.
- There are more than 40 ethnic minorities in the region, which account for 95 per cent of Tibet’s population of over three million.
- This is not the first time that the phrase ethnic unity has been mentioned by China. Before this, in 2016, China began a campaign in the autonomous territory of Xinjiang to promote ethnic unity and called for people to respect the cultures of the minorities who call the region home.
Important Info :
- The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) is a province-level autonomous region in southwest China. It is the second-largest province-level division of China by area after Xinjiang.
- It is located on the Tibetan Plateau, the highest region on earth. Mount Everest is located on Tibet’s border with Nepal.
- In 1951, the Tibetan representatives signed a 17-point agreement with the Central People’s Government affirming China’s sovereignty over Tibet and the incorporation of Tibet.
Source : Indian Express