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Wen, will you give us Tibet, ask refugees

December 17, 2010

The Times of India
Dec 16, 2010

NEW DELHI: Six Tibetans staged a demonstration outside Taj Palace Hotel on Wednesday afternoon while a large number of people marched through the city streets to protest against the visit of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao. The young protestors shouted slogans against Jiabao and China outside the hotel on Sardar Patel Marg and demanded that Beijing vacate their homeland.

"We protested outside Taj Palace Hotel telling Wen Jiabao that Tibet does not belong to him and China should vacate it," Tenzin Norsang, a protestor, told Times City.

The youths were later detained and taken to Chanakyapuri police station.

In another protest, around 1,000 protestors marched from Rajghat to Jantar Mantar where they held a meeting. Chanting anti-China slogans and waving Tibetan flags, the protesters demanded that China leave Tibet. They carried placards which read 'Free Tibet Wen, Free Tibet Now' . A seminar was also held in the capital on "Rethinking India's Sino-Tibet Policy" .

"At a time when China-India relations are hitting an all-time low and there are concerted efforts from both sides to salvage the ties and strengthen relations, it is of paramount importance for both the Asian giants to address the core issue of Tibet ," said Kirti Dolkar Lhamo , president of Tibetan Women's Association.
Police have stepped up security outside Chinese embassy and the hotel where Jiabao is staying to ensure the situation is in control.

The special branch has deputed its officers to monitor the movement of Tibetans in several pockets in north Delhi, including Majnu Ka Tila, north campus and Timarpur.
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