Six Tibetans Arrested in India During Chinese Official Visit

02november20101Dharamshala: Six Tibetan activists were arrested by security personnels in Indian capital, Delhi as they protesting a visit of Zhou Yongkang, a high level Chinese official.

The six Tibetans were arrested on Monday (1st November) near Teen Murti Bhavan in the Indian capital as they shouted slogans demanding freedom of language and religion as well as greater human rights inside Tibet.

The 6 Tibetan activists have been identified as Tenzin; 38, Lobsang; 28, Sonam; 27, Dhondup; 30 Tashi; 37, and Kalsang; 24. They were detained at the Chanakya Puri police station and were questioned, while a Chinese minder was present, The Tibet Post has learned.

Zhou Yongkang, who ranks 9th in the hierarchy of Politburo of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, is in New Delhi for a three-day visit.

Indian Police officials told the reporters that they have arrested some protesters who were waving Tibetan flags and shouting anti-China and anti-Wen Jiabao slogans.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 02 November 2010 17:34 )