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China ups the ante following Tibetans' arrest

March 2, 2010

RAMESH KHATIWADA
Republica (Nepal)
February 28, 2010

DOLAKHA, Feb 28 -- The Chinese embassy in Nepal
has expressed serious concern over rising number
of Tibetans crossing the border into Nepal. Some
embassy officials, who reached the district on
Sunday for an inspection visit, met security
personnel and expressed such concern.

Seventeen Tibetans were arrested at Lamabagar check point in Dolakha recently.

The two-member team headed by Chinese Defense
Attaché General Chen Chong, had reached Charikot
on Sunday morning. The team held long discussions
with DSP Dhiraj Pratap Singh and border official Ramhari Lamichhane.

Singh later informed about their meeting with the Chinese officials.

They took special interest in finding out about
the border security situation and illegal entry
of Tibetans from Lamabagar during their meetings
with the Chief District Officer, border security
officials and district police in-charge.

According to the district police office sources,
the embassy officials asked about ways to prevent
Tibetans from entering Nepal. The team also
examined the border map between Nepal and Tibet.
Dolakha´s three VDCs -- Lamabagar, Bigu and Aalampu -- border Tibet.

The Nepali side is said to have expressed concern
regarding the security situation in Tibetan side of the border.

Tibetans illegally enter Nepal to go to
Dharamshala in India to receive training and
education from their religious leader, the Dalai Lama.
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