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Nepal bans ‘Tibetan Uprising Day commemorations’ again
[Thursday, March 09, 2017 20:03]
By Tenzin Dharpo

Nepali Police grab a Tibetan youth at a Tibetan protest rally in Kathmandu in August 2008. Protests swept the Himalaya region after Tibetans in Tibet took to the streets in Tibet. Phayul Photo/Luke Ward/File
Nepali Police grab a Tibetan youth at a Tibetan protest rally in Kathmandu in August 2008. Protests swept the Himalaya region after Tibetans in Tibet took to the streets in Tibet. Phayul Photo/Luke Ward/File
DHARAMSHALA, MAR. 9: The Nepalese government, which has been criticized for its heavy handedness while dealing with Tibetan refugees, has once again barred the commemoration of the upcoming anniversary of the ‘Tibetan Uprising Day’ altogether.

The Tibetan Refugee Welfare Office (the local Tibetan administrative office), Kathmandu, has issued a public notice asking local Tibetans to “refrain from commemorating the 58th Uprising day” following the request for permission by the Tibetan representatives was turned down. The notice has appealed the Tibetans to abide by the rules of the host nation.

The public notice dated March 7 (Tuesday) stated that the Nepalese Home Ministry as well as the District office have turned down the application for permission to hold commemorative events on March 10. The Tibetan office requested local Tibetans not to hold any functions or carry out protests, asking them to instead engage in prayers from the relative safety of their homes.

Public Announcement from the Tibetan office
Public Announcement from the Tibetan office
The Nepalese government, many analysts say, is heavily leveraged by China when it comes to treating the Tibetan refugee population in the tiny Himalayan country. Earlier on occasions such as the Uprising day and the birthday of the Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalia Lama, Nepalese police have cracked down on peaceful Tibetan protestors on the behest of Beijing in return for economic aid.

Nepal, home to more than 20,000 Tibetans who either came across the border or were born to settlers, has increasingly found itself sandwiched between UN rights agency monitoring their treatment of refugees and Chinese influence to crack down on Tibetans who are finding it hard to sustain a free and normal existence. The Nepalese government’s treatment of the Tibetan refugees has taken a turn for the worse in the last few years with China pumping in cheap interest loans and relaxed FDR (Foreign Direct Investment) schemes in exchange for its will to be imposed. China’s FDR in Nepal has shot to $128 million in 2015 up from $24 million in 2014 besides perks such as a fleet of Mercedes SUVs.

The Nepalese government has publicly spoken on the issue when Nepal's foreign minister, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, earlier during a visit to Beijing in March last year, said that they, “will never allow any forces to use Nepali territory to engage in anti-China activity."

With China gaining the upper hand in controlling the moors in the tiny Himalayan nation replacing India with the promise of riches, the Tibetans who set foot on Nepalese soil decades ago are once again subjected to thinly veiled wrath of China.

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