By Our Reporter
On 14 November, 41 Tibetans were arrested by the Nepali security as they were heading for India without the travel document. On 26 November, again 15 Tibetans were arrested from Belahia transit point in Nepal-India border. The security had handed them over to the Immigration Department for necessary action. Later, the Department is learnt to have released all of them.
According to sources, after strong pressure from the UNHCR, the Tibetans were released. After the release, the Tibetans had gone to the Tibetan camp in Kathmandu.
Nepal as transit point:
Some Western agents have developed Nepal as a transit point for trafficking Tibetans from China to India. These agents are found luring these innocent Tibetans by promising high dreams including their settlement in the US, Canada and some European countries. Inspired from such attractions, the Tibetans arrive to Kathmandu via air as well as via land route and after arrival in Kathmandu they dispose the Chinese travel document and escape to Dharamshala, India.
Under the design of some Western and Indian elements, such a plan has been developed to defame Nepal in the eyes of China, Nepal’s immediate neighbour.
Normally, such suspicious Tibetans had to be deported to the concerned country but UNHCR is found intervening and putting pressure to the government authorities and even the political leaders from stopping deportation of such suspicious Tibetans and releasing them from the police custody. The UNHCR is found keen to give refugee status to those Tibetans. Although UNHCR is an UN organ, it is working in the interests of those who are backing free-Tibet movement.
One China policy in words only:
Our leaders, whenever they meet the Chinese leaders and officials, they don’t forget to say that Nepal’s outstanding commitment on “one China policy”. They repeat that Tibet as integral part of China but in action, they don’t follow their commitment. In fact, Nepal should not be the venue to carry out any anti-China activities. Also, Nepal should not be the venue for trafficking Tibetans from China to India. Our leaders, specially, Home Minister and Foreign minister should give strong orders to the security organs to monitor such activities conducted to defame China.
Will President Xi visit Kathmandu?
It has nearly been two months since the holding of BRICS-BIMSTEC summit in Goa, India, where Chinese President Xi Jinping had promised to visit Nepal at any convenient time. But stillthere is no certainty about his Nepal visit, thanks to the deteriorating political condition in Nepal.
Earlier, President Xi was scheduled to visit Kathmandu on his way to Goa in October. But his visit was cancelled as the nationalistgovernment led by KP Oli was replaced by a puppet government under CPN-Maoist Centre’s Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Instead, Xi paid a visit to Bangladesh before flying to Goa.
During his Dhaka visit, President Xi signed an agreement to provide USD 14 billion to Bangladesh. The assistant amount is larger than Nepal’s annual budget.
When Dahal requested to President Xi in Goa to pay a visit to Kathmandu, Xi had assured Dahalthat he would visit Nepal soon. But no schedule of visit has been made public till date. Sources said that the Chinese government is closely observing the latest political development in Kathmandu and has not been happy with the present government of Nepal for failing to do necessary homework to implement the important agreements signed during Oli’s Beijing visit in March.
Of course, Prime Minister Dahal and Nepali Congress president SherBahadurDeuba have only been trying to please New Delhi so that they can stick to power by ignoring the agreements signed with China. Even political Pundits in Nepal claim that the Chinese leaders are also not happy with the indifference shown by Nepalese side towards the crucial agreements reached between Nepal and China. According to them, XI may visit Nepal only if the Dahal government takes concrete measures towards implementing the agreement. It means, XI may not visit Nepal at least for the next six months.
On the other hand, India has been trying its best to prevent Xi from visiting Nepal. The main objective behind pulling down Oli’s government was to foil XI’s visit in October. And India succeeded in it. It further arranged a meeting between Deuba and Dalai Lama’s representative in Goa, which has also annoyed China. These all developments suggest that XI may not visit until Dahal or Deuba leads the government as both of them are now acting as the Indian agents.