nov 15th, 2006
why on earth doesn't india make it formal and accept that it is china's 25th state or something?
the bloody chinaman acts like he's king of india anyway and his ass-kissers in india accept it.
who is he to say democratic protest should be prevented in india?
who is his viceroy (let's use the applicable term, not ambassador) to make obnoxious statements? furthermore, why isn't be put on a plane forthwith along with his sidey in bombay?
manmohan and company are invertebrates.
with these in charge, india does not deserve to be a superpower. indians deserve these creeps in power. oh, for good old fernandes, who's now being subjected to the usual tejovadham!
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From: Friends of Tibet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Nov 16, 2006 12:05 PM
Subject: News/ Indian Security Tense Over Protests Against Hu
To: "TSG-L: Tibet Support Groups" <TSG-L@lists.mcgill.ca>
Indian Security Tense Over Protests Against Hu
(By Murali Krishnan | IANS | November 16, 2006)
With China insisting it does not want any Tibetan protest during President
Hu Jintao's four-day visit to India next week and the Tibetans determined
to prove a point, Indian security agencies are in a tizzy. 'We are trying to make sure Hu's
visit is not marred by protests. But considering that Tibetan
demonstrators have an uncanny ability of sneaking past cordons in two's and three's and holding
impromptu sit-ins, we are taking all precautions,' a senior security
official told IANS.
Already, New Delhi has served Tenzin Tsundue, a Tibetan poet and general
secretary of Friends of Tibet group, with an order barring him from
leaving the town of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh until Nov 25. The hill town is home to the
Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader. The order, issued by the office
of the superintendent of police, threatens Tsundue with prosecution under the
Foreigners Act of 1946 if he fails to obey the fiat. Tsundue had led
high-profile protests during the visits of Chinese Premiers Zhu Rongji and
Wen Jiabao in 2002 and 2005 respectively. Officials of China's Department
of External Security Affairs and the Central Security Bureau have had
discussions with their Indian counterparts to finalize Hu's itinerary and
look into the arrangements made to keep protesters at bay.
Nearly 150,000 Tibetan refugees have made India their home and have been
protesting against China's 'illegal occupation' of Tibet. But despite
giving the Dalai Lama sanctuary, India, like all countries, does not recognize his
government-in-exile. And Tibetans in India are known for the daring
"We are not going to be cowed down by security restrictions on us. We will
see to it that our voices are heard and we will demonstrate," Baldeo
Pandey, spokesperson for Friends of Tibet, told IANS on telephone from Chandigarh. "Hu's visit
is a great opportunity for those in exile to rise up and perform our duty
as citizens of Tibet by reminding him that we will not rest until Tibet is
independent," he added.
During his stay in the capital, the Chinese president is scheduled to stay
in the Taj Palace Hotel. But unlike during US President George W. Bush's
visit in March when the hotel was out of bounds for both guests and visitors, there will be no
restrictions on movement of guests. 'We have instructed the hotel
management and police to be strict on entry of persons,' said a home ministry source. This will not
be the first time President Hu might encounter opposition. During a visit
to the US in April, Hu faced protests from supporters of Taiwan and the religious movement Falun
Gong as well as Tibetans.
Considering that Chinese leaders place high importance to symbolism and
protocol, it remains to be seen if Hu's visit in India remains incident
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