Eight more Tibetans in detention

KATHMANDU: District Administration office today ordered the police to arrest eight more Tibetan exiles under preventive detention for their alleged attempt to weaken the friendly relationship between China and Nepal. With this, the number of Tibetan exiles sent to preventive detention totalled 24.

They were arrested from Hanumandhoka, Singha Durbar and Bouddha areas during an anti-China protest to mark the 51st anniversary of the failed Tibet uprising. The police arrested them under Section 2 (1) of the Public Security Act-1989.

The police may keep them in detention for up to 90 days from the date of arrest. DSP Pradhumna Karki, Kathmandu Operation In-charge, said the Tibetans defied prohibitory orders and took part in protests against Chinese rule in Tibet. The government has reiterated that it would not allow its soil to be used against friendly countries.