Ravi Nair from the South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre says that India is biased towards Tibetan refugees because of "geopolitical compulsions".
"India is only good to Tibetans. Chin refugees from Burma, Afghans and people from Somalia and Sudan are discriminated against," Nair told IANS, as he lamented the absence of any law on refugees, with an over half-century old law governing them.
"It is ironical that we are still dependent on the 1948 Foreigner Act which is of no use," he said. The UNHCR says that refugees in India have livelihood challenges and face discrimination from local communities. Most of them work as daily wage labourers.