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Delhi police arrest 21 Tibetans for anti-China protests

Last Updated: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 13:06

New Delhi: More than 20 Tibetan activists were arrested when they attempted to jump the wall of the Chinese embassy in the India’s capital on Thursday, when China celebrates the 60th anniversary of its formation as a people`s republic.
"The 21 Tibetan men were arrested around 9.30 am. They were attempting to jump the wall of the embassy and were taken into custody," a senior police official said.

Those arrested are residents of India. Tibetan communities here plan a series of protests through 2009-2010 to commemorate 50 years since the first failed attempt to push the Chinese invaders out of their homeland.

There are an estimated 100,000 Tibetan refugees in India, who fled their homeland in 1959 after Chinese troops crushed their uprising.

Tibetans have settled in Delhi, Bangalore and several places, but their main centre is in the Himalayan resort of Dharamsala, the home of the Tibetan government-in-exile.


First Published: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 13:06
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