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Tibetans observe Nobel day

December 13, 2010

The Himalayan Times

KATHMANDU: Tibetan exiles today observed the 21st anniversary of conferment of Nobel Peace Prize to the Dalai Lama as the world celebrated the 62nd World Human Rights Day.

Though the government directed the police not to allow them to indulge in anti-China activities, around 400 Tibetans thronged the Bouddhanath Stupa and performed a special prayer service remembering the Dalai Lama-led peaceful movement for the freedom of the people of Tibet.

Security was stepped up elsewhere in the Capital city ‘to prevent the Tibetans from staging protest against China rule’. Riot police in sizeable number were deployed around the Chinese Embassy, Chinese Consulate, Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath areas.

DSP Pradhyumna Kumar Karki informed the Tibetans observed the day amid a low-key prayer service at Bouddhanath Stupa. “The celebration was peaceful and no clashes were reported,” said Karki.

The Nobel Peace Prize was conferred on the Dalai Lama on December 10, 1990, for his ‘outstanding contribution to world peace’.
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