KATHMANDU: Police today detained seven Tibetans for shouting anti-China slogans amidst a visiting high-level Chinese political delegation in the capital.
No sooner had the Chinese delegation emerged out of the hotel, an estimated 12 Tibetans took to streets near the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
The banner-waving protesters obstructed the traffic sloganeering - free Tibet! as soon as the delegation emerged out of the hotel.
SP, Nava Raj Silwal told The Himalayan Times that they arrested seven Tibetans from the street near Boudha, where the agitators obstructed the road.
This incident occured at a time when the political leaders including Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal are assuring the Chinese delegation of one-China policy.
Meanwhile, PM Nepal in a meeting with the high-level Chinese delegate reaffirmed his earlier stance that the government in Nepal was resolutely bent on curbing anti-China riots and would stick by one-china policy.
Nearly 20,000 exiled Tibetans have been taking shelter in Nepal since 1959 when the Dalai Lama fled Tibet.
The Chinese political delegation is learnt to have requested its Nepali counterpart to adopt stringent measures in controling anti-china activities in Nepali soil.
Meanwhile, the Chinese delegation remained busy throghout the day in sightseeing at the Bhaktpur and Kathmandu Darbur Square. The delegation is scheduled to visit Lumbini tomorrow, before leaving for Colombo on Friday morning, wrapping up its 5 day-visit.