Tensions arose between Tibetans and police in Nepal recently during the 55th anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China’s rule in Tibet. On Monday nine Tibetans were arrested in Nepal for anti-China activities, reported the Tibet Sun on March 10, 2014. The arrests occurred after Nepalese police stepped up security on the streets of the capital for the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China’s rule in Tibet.
As a group of protesters waved Tibetan flags and chanted “we want a free Tibet”, near the Chinese consular offices in Kathmandu, about 30 police moved in. Nepalese police spokesman Ganesh KC said, “We have arrested nine Tibetans, four on suspicion of anti-China activity and five for carrying out anti-China demonstrations.” Sources claim a protester told a reporter on the phone that his clothes were torn, his arms were bruised, and he didn't know where the police were taking him.
There are about 20,000 Tibetans living in Nepal. China has been putting intense pressure on the government of Nepal to crack down on anti-China activities by the Tibetans. On the 55th uprising anniversary Nepalese police moved out across Tibetan-dominated areas in Kathmandu, with police officers stationed outside refugee camps and Buddhist places of worship. Clearly, it's a very hard time for Tibetans in Nepal.