Amid China’s expanding economic and defensive relationship with Nepal, the later has been disclosed to have stalled a program by Tibetan refugees to celebrate the Dalai Lama’s 84th birthday celebration. Media reports from Kathmandu stated even a number of western diplomats had shown reservations over the move by the K P Sharma Oli government. The authorization for a public occasion to mark the Dalai Lama’s birthday was denied apparently due to security issues.
Nepal previously has detained Tibetans into the importance to India and later gave them over to Chinese governments. Nepal is considered to be home to about 20,000Tibetans. Krishna Bahadur Katuwal, the assistant region administrator of Kathmandu, was quoted by Reuters as announcing the government refused approval for Tibetans to mark the Dalai Lama’s birthday because “infiltrators” could make trouble.
“There can be a law and order issue as infiltrators could prepare demonstrations or try to self-immolate.”
Based on the Reuters report, airport immigration authorities in Kathmandu rejected to admit a US citizen of Tibetan source and deported him last month, reportedly at China’s demand. Many schools across Nepal were later reported to have created it mandatory for students to learn Chinese. These were apparently enticed by the Chinese government’s to cover the earnings of teachers who teach Mandarin. India has additionally followed with anxiety the most recent visit by the Nepal military chief to Beijing which observed the two sides committing to even more “upgrade” military ties. The Dalai Lama’s birthday occasion in Kathmandu, based on media records, was to be attended by several western diplomats. “These diplomats get expressed critical issues about the forced termination of the occasion, which is an intense violation of legal rights of people of the Tibetan local community.