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Peace prevails as Tibetans mark Dalai's Nobel anniversary

December 13, 2010

The Himalayan Times, 2010-12-10
SABIN CHANDRA ACHARYA

A sizable number of riot police were deployed in the adjoining areas of the Chinese Embassy, Chinese Consulate, Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath areas.
KATHMANDU: Tibetans exiles today observed the 21st anniversary of conferment of Nobel Peace Prize to the Dalai Lama as the entire world was celebrating the 62nd World Human Rights Day.

Though the government directed the police not to allow them to indulge in anti-China activities, around four hundred Tibetans thronged the Bouddhanath Stupa and performed a special prayer service remembering the Dalai Lama-led peaceful movement for the freedom of the people of Tibet.

Security was stepped up elsewhere in the Capital city 'to prevent the Tibetans from staging protest against China rule'. A sizable number of riot police were deployed in the adjoining areas of the Chinese Embassy, Chinese Consulate, Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath areas. DSP Pradhyumna Kumar Karki, Kathmandu Operation in-charge informed that the Tibetans observed the day amid a low-key prayer service in Bouddhanath Stupa.

"The celebration was peaceful and no clashes were reported," he explained. "They did not dare to take to the street and chant anti-China slogans".

The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize was conferred on the Dalai Lama on December 10, 1990, for outstanding contribution to world peace and for supporting the cause of non-violence for the freedom of the people of Tibet.
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