A human rights watchdog has asked Nepal to protect the rights of Tibetan refugees in living in that country. The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) urged Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' who is visiting New Delhi to respect the rights of the Tibetans in Nepal. It asked PM Dahal to refrain from refoulement of any Tibetan refugee to China. A statement by the rights body charged, "Nepal has turned into a poodle of China." It was referring to recent decision of Nepal government to tighten security and add restrictions to prevent the public demonstrations by Tibetan refugees in front of Chinese embassy in Kathmandu. ACHR also urged the Nepalese PM to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms including the right to peaceful freedom of association and assembly of all refugees in Nepal.
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