Home > Asia Pacific > South Asia > Nepal

Buddhist nuns held after anti-China protest in Nepal

The Mirror, May 12, 2008

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Buddhist nuns were among 600 female protesters rounded up as police cracked down on anti-China demos in Nepal yesterday.

The women were herded into buses and trucks and taken to detention centres before they even began to march against Chinese repression in Tibet.

They planned three separate rallies in the Nepalese capital Katmandu but were headed off by cops.

Tibetan exiles have launched almost daily demos for the past two months.

Protester Doma Tsomo said: "We wanted a peaceful, silent march, but the arrests began before we even started."

The UN and human rights groups have criticised Nepal for using excessive force to stop the demonstrations.


Google
 
Web www.buddhistchannel.tv www.buddhistnews.tv




About Us
Get Breaking Buddhist News in your Email. Free subscription.

Please help keep the Buddhist Channel going

 

Point your feed reader to this location
Wikipedia: Buddhism by Country
Sangha Directory
Ecards
Wallpapers
E-Library
Archives
Sitemap
Submit an Article
Write to the Editor
Affiliation Program

      About The Channel   |   Disclaimer