Wednesday, October 28, 2009

14 Tibetan college students arrested for protestiing Chinese FM's visit

Phayul[Tuesday, October 27, 2009 20:02]
Dharamsala, October 27 – The Karnataka police have arrested 14 Tibetan youths following separate incidents of protest in Bangalore earlier today as the foreign ministers of China, Russia and India met for the ninth RIC trilateral meeting.

The president of the Tibetan Youth Congress, Tsewang Rinzin, told phayul that students from the Bangalore regional Tibetan Youth Congress were protesting the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jeichi. “The police had anticipated protests by Tibetans. Police teams had even arrived at the Tibetan Youth hostel at Kormangla a few days ago but the students had already dispersed into various parts of the city to participate in demonstration today.

Twelve students were taken into custody this morning as they were protesting Yang’s visit. Later in the day two more were arrested at Leela Palace. The two were Gendun Kyab, a first year college student, and Kunchok Agar, a third year college student.

The students yelled, "shame on China, China lie people die", as they were being pushed into waiting police vans. The students were furious at China for the recent execution of four Tibetans who took part in last year's protests in Tibet. A Tibetan student said Indian external affairs minister is holding meeting with a representative of a regime that has blood in his hands."No doubt we owe a great deal to India, but I think India is morally wrong in not condemning China for the killings in Tibet and human rights violations across Tibet.

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