Tibetans arrested in Nepal, may face deportation to China
Kathmandu: Nepalese police have arrested
a group of Tibetans for crossing the border into the country
illegally in Dolakha district, a media report said on Sunday.
The four Tibetans, including three women, have been
sent to the immigration department and could be deported back
to Tibet. They did not possess travel documents, according to
Nepalnews online, which quoted the police as saying today.
However, the police did not disclose the name of the
Tibetans arrested from Dolakha district, 90 kilometres
northeast of Kathmandu, the report said.
A Nepali national, Pushkar KC, has also been arrested
under suspicion of assisting the Tibetans sneak into the
country, it said.
Some 2,500 Tibetans used to make the dangerous trip
from Chinese-controlled Tibet to Nepal every year on their way
to India to meet their exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
However, the number has fallen sharply amid stepped up
pressure from Beijing on Nepal to tighten security along its
border with Chinese autonomous region of Tibet.
Nepal government has vowed to check anti-China
activities to preserve friendly ties with its northern
Police had arrested five Tibetans, including a woman,
from three Bouddha-based hotels in the Capital on February 6.
Prior to that, 10 Tibetans were arrested by the police
while they were entering Nepal illegally from Tibet via
Lamabagar in Dolakha district on January 17.
Nepal is home to around 20,000 exiled Tibetans. They
began arriving in large numbers after the 74-year-old Dalai
Lama fled Tibet following a failed uprising in 1959.
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