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Tibetan Refugees in Nepal: Difficult days ahead

November 19, 2011

http://www.telegraphnepal.com/headline/2011-11-13/tibetan-refugees-in-nepal:-difficult-days-ahead.html 
 
Reports coming from Ministry of Home Affairs have it that the Tibetan refugees living in Nepal will have difficult and trying times ahead. The government will soon review its policies on the Tibetan refugees that is likely to be more stringent, reports confirm.
Spokesperson Sudhir Kumar Sah of the Home Ministry tells Rajdhani Daily, November 13, 2011, that “The government is in a very difficult situation since the Tibetans have begun setting themselves on fire. The government of Nepal is committed on its one China policy. We will not allow any activities that go against the interest of our neighbors. This will lead to a situation where the government may have to slash all the facilities being granted to the Tibetans residing in Nepal, such as that of their freedom to move even.”
Sah also made it clear that the government may decide to put a ban on their business activities and their free movement.
A Tibetan refugee chanting anti-China slogans had set himself on fire in Kathmandu last week.
The government’s fresh decision appears to have been taken keeping in view of the likely December, 2011, visit of Chinese Prime Minister to Nepal.
How the US senators and the administration react to such a fresh stance taken by Nepal government will perhaps determine the upcoming Chinese Premier Nepal trip?
China may hold up this high level visit to Nepal. The likelihood remains.
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