Govt beefs up security in Capital on Tibetan 'Uprising Day'
Security has been beefed up in the Capital, especially around key Chinese missions, as Tibetans are marking their 'Uprising Day.'
Security personnel in uniform have stepped up patrol around the Chinese Embassy in Baluwatatar and the northern neighbour's consular office in Hattisar, police said.
March 10 marks the 1959 Tibetan 'uprising' against China in Tibet.
Vehicles have not been allowed to ply around the Chinese missions from early on Sunday. The traffic police, however, have maintained that road sections in and around Baluwatar and Hattisar were sealed off for 'special reasons.'
Nepali security officials said they have stepped up vigil on Tibetans especially after a Tibetan man set fire to himself and subsequently died in Kathmandu, on February 13. "We have been told to be on the look out for people who may resort to such means again," an official said. nepalnews.com