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DoI directive to curb Tibetans' entry to Nepal

March 5, 2010

Republlica (Nepal)
March 3, 2010

DOLAKHA, March 4 -- The Department of Immigration (DoI) has directed
Dolakha police to send the Tibetans, who illegally enter Nepal, back
home. A large number of Tibetans have been illegally entering Nepal
to go to Dharmashala, India to meet their religious leader, the Dalai Lama.

Senior Chinese officials had recently visited Dolakha and expressed
serious concern over the matter.

The DoI has directed the police to keep a strict special vigil and
discourage the illegal entrants.

The District Police Office, Dolakha, however denied having received
any such directives. "We have not received any instructions from
anywhere," claimed Dolakha Police Chief Dhiraj Pratap Singh. He,
however, said that security had been beefed up on the border to curb
illegal entry of Tibetans.

Meanwhile, at least 10 Tibetans entered Nepali territory the same
evening Chinese officials visited Dolakha. Police personnel at Border
Police Office, Lamabagar sent them back to Tibet. District Police
Office, Dolakha, however, refused to verify the information.

Sources said the DoI has asked Dolakha District Police Office to set
up police outposts on the border.
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