Breaching gov't order, 90 Tibetan separatists detained in Nepal 2008-08-08 11:35:58   Print

Special report: Tibet: Its Past and Present

    KATHMANDU, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Some 90 Tibetan separatists, severely breaching Nepali government's prohibitory order, were detained by Nepali police on Friday morning.

    At around 08:00 local time (0215 GMT), Tibetan separatists thronged to the visa section of Chinese embassy in Nepal and pounded the gate, which is viewed as the beginning of their all day long demonstration.

    Expressing firm support to One-China Policy, Nepal has already made its public commitment to curb anti-China activities in Nepal. The Kathmandu District Administration Office (DAO) on Wednesday has issued a prohibition order banning protests in parts of Nepalicapital Kathmandu, include the road sections of around 200 meters near to Chinese embassy in Nepal.

    The police on duty hence broke up the demonstration and arrested some 90 separatists, as policemen on the spot informed.

    "As the Beijing Olympic Games is on the doorstep, the Tibetan separatist forces in Nepal are escalating their efforts to disturb the grand gathering of the world athletes involved in the games," local newspaper The Rising Nepal reported on Thursday.

    The Nepal government is planning to arrange high security mechanism in keeping with possible anti-China demonstrations by Tibetan separatists during the Beijing Olympic Games in China, Nepali national news agency RSS also reported at Wednesday night.

    "Though in the past those people involved in the so-called 'Tibetan Independence' activities were arrested and freed immediately but this time professional demonstrators and backbones are to be detained and kept in the cell for much longer time depending on their nature of activities," The Rising Nepal on Thursday quoted government official as saying. "Those who do not have proper identity documents will be sent back to where they have come from."

    It is well informed among media people that the Tibetan separatists planned to launch large-scale protests in Nepali capital Kathmandu from Thursday. On Thursday, some 2,000 Tibetan separatists staged a protest at Chuchchepati in Nepali capital Kathmandu. 

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