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India Tightens Security in New Delhi’s Tibetan Districts on Eve of Summit – NYTimes.com

In News on March 28, 2012 at 16:32

India Tightens Security in New Delhi’s Tibetan Districts on Eve of Summit 

NEW DELHI — With President Hu Jintao of China arriving here for a diplomatic summit meeting, Indian authorities sought on Wednesday to prevent Tibetans from staging anti-China protests, as paramilitary officers closed down the city’s Tibetan neighborhoods. Tibetan activists said more than 150 people were jailed.

The crackdown comes as the Indian authorities have increased security for the annual summit meeting, of the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, a grouping known as BRICS. It also came as a Tibetan man died on Wednesday morning after setting himself afire earlier this week in New Delhi. The man, Jamphel Yeshi, was protesting Mr. Hu’s visit and joined a list of more than two dozen Tibetans who have set themselves on fire in the past year in acts of protest.

 

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