Tibetans fear China's influence

China puts pressure on Kathmandu to clamp down on Tibetan political activists.

    For decades, Tibetan refugees in Nepal have been living in relative peace, a situation that may be about to change.

    Some in Nepal fear that China is stirring up tensions between their countrymen and the Tibetan refugee population.

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    Kathmandu has come under increasing Chinese pressure to clamp down on protests by Tibetan political activists, making the lives of some refugees increasingly difficult.

    While Tibetans have prospered to a certain degree in Nepal, their position has always been precarious.

    Nepal officially stopped receiving Tibetan refugees in 1989 and those arriving since have been funnelled out into India, home to some 100,000 Tibetans, with the help of the United Nation refugee agency, the UNHCR.

    Tibetans who arrived before 1989 are allowed to stay. Officially they require identity papers, renewable each year, from the government. In practice, however, many do not have them.

    Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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