Tibetans have been deeply concerned about pressure on Nepal by China to crack down on Tibetan activists. Phayul.com reported on Sept. 1, 2013, "Former Kathmandu RTYC member arrested." A previous member of the Regional Tibetan Youth Congress in Kathmandu was arrested by the Nepalese police.
The Tibetan police claim that they have information of concern about a planned protest on the Tibetan Democracy Day on September 2, 2013, by the Tibetan man who was arrested. Sources have said the Nepalese police have a tip off about a Tibetan man named Ayi la who is planning to carry out a self-immolation protest on September 2. A Tibetan woman told the Voice of Tibet radio service that she got a call from the police saying that they will release the arrested Tibetan after September 2.
Ayi la, who is a former executive member of the Kathmandu RTYC, was taken from a tea stall near Boudhanath stupa, where many of the Tibetan refugees hang out, by the police. It is not certain whether he was actually planning a protest as the police have claimed, or if this rumor was just an excuse to arrest him.
Ayila has been a very staunch activist for Tibet and he has been in Nepalese jail several times for protests against China in the past. About 20,000 Tibetans live in Nepal, which has come under increasing pressure from China, a primary donor for the impoverished country, to crack down on the political protests by the Tibetans.