At least 10 Tibetans arrested by TN police ahead of Modi-Xi summit


CHENNAI: At least 10 Tibetans were arrested by Tamil Nadu Police to prevent the possibility of protest by them against Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit here for a summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to the report from the police department, 42 Tibetans were detained and ten of them were arrested, including activist Tenzin Tsundue.

As per the report, out of the 42 detainees, 32 were let off after obtaining an undertaking from them to keep peace and refrain from any kind of protests.

Tenzin Tsundue was arrested at Kottakuppam in Villupuram district for allegedly having "Free Tibet," publicity materials in his possession on October 5 late night and he was sent to Puzhal jail the following day.

Dhondup, who is a student activist, and seven others including a woman were arrested at Selayur near here on Sunday and they were produced before a court and lodged in the central prison here.

Another man, who is working as a lecturer at a college in suburban Chennai was arrested on Tuesday and sent to judicial custody.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are slated to meet at Mamallapuram, about 50 km from Chennai, for their second informal meet from October 11-12.

Police have made elaborate security arrangements in and around the city in view of the meeting.


With inputs from PTI

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