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6 Tibetan activists arrested in New Delhi during Chinese leader's visit

November 3, 2010

November 2, 2010

Dharamsala, Novermber 2 -- The Delhi police on
Monday arrested 6 Tibetans who were protesting a
visit of a top Chinese leader near Teen Murti
Bhavan in the Indian capital. The 6 protesters
were carrying the Tibetan national flag and
shouting slogans demanding freedom of language
religious freedom and human rights in Tibet.

Zhou Yongkang, who ranks 9th in the hierarchy of
Politburo of the Communist Party of China Central
Committee, is in New Delhi for a three-day visit.

The 6 Tibetans who the Tibetan Youth Congress
said symbolized the 6 million Tibetans were
identified as Tenzin; 38, Lobsang; 28, Sonam; 27,
Dhondup; 30 Tashi; 37, and Kalsang; 24, the only
woman in the group, were detained at the Chanakya
puri police station for questioning. A Chinese
minder was present at the police station after
the arrest, according to the TYC.

The largest pro-independence group of the
diaspora Tibetan community said the protest by
the 6 Tibetans was well timed with the day China
brought into force a new regulatory measure for
stricter management of Tibet's religious
institutions. The TYC strongly repudiated the so
called "Management measure for Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and temples".

China last month announced that a new regulatory
measure would be put into place for stricter
management of Tibetan monasteries in its stated
effort to reduce the influence of the exiled
Dalai Lama and other "internal and external separatist forces".

On September 30, the State Administration for
Religious Affairs issued a 'Management measure
for Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and temples'
called the Order No. 8 to be applied from
November 1, saying it was devised in response to
a growing foreign influence and 'separatist activities.

The TYC said the two Asian giants can not foster
a productive bilateral relationship against the
backdrop of an occupied Tibet by China.
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