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Six Hundred Tibetan Protesters Evicted From Rented Hall By Delhi Police
20 November 2006,

New Delhi – Chinese President, Hu Jintao will arrive in India today and face protests by Tibetans and people from Arunachal Pradesh, the northeastern Indian state claimed recently by the Chinese as a part of their territory. China’s claim to Arunachal caused shock and outrage across India. In another development yesterday evening, more than six hundred Tibetans were surrounded by police at the hall they had rented to sleep in and, after a long standoff, were evicted because of their close proximity to the Chinese embassy and the hotel where Hu Jintao will stay. The group was forced to move to the Tibetan refugee camp in the north part of the city. Under the banner of The Tibetan People’s Movement and using the rallying cry “Chalo Delhi”, six major Tibetan Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are holding three days of protest in Jantar Mantar, in the Indian capital. The protests kicked off yesterday with a march and rally of more than 600 people. More than 150 Arunachal people, along with 400-500 additional Tibetans from the Tibetan refugee camp in Delhi, will join today. Kirin Rijiji, Member of Parliament for Arunachal Pradesh, will also be in attendance.

“We are happy to join together with our friends from Arunachal Pradesh in this peaceful expression of our protest against China’s occupation of Tibet and shocking interference in the Indo-Tibet border issue ”, said B. Tsering, President of the Tibetan Women’s Association. “China is attempting to redraw the map yet again and this is unacceptable to Tibetans, Arunachalis and people of India.”

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18 November 2006,

New Delhi – On the eve of Chinese President, Hu Jintao's visit to India November 19-21, Tibetans from refugee settlements across in India are coming to Delhi to protest China's occupation of Tibet. Hu is expected to discuss trade and border issues with India and Tibetans fear that settlement of their border disputes will make the Tibetan issue harder to resolve. Under the banner of The Tibetan People's Movement and using the rallying cry "Chalo Delhi", six major Tibetan Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are preparing for three days of protest in Jantar Mantar, in the Indian capital.

"Hu Jintao's visit to India is a rare opportunity for us to express our solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet directly to the Chinese leadership",
said Tenzin Choeying, National Director of Students for a Free Tibet, India. "China rules Tibet with an iron fist and Tibetans are denied
their fundamental human rights including the right to freely express themselves. It is our moral obligation be the voice of the voiceless."

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