Tibetan monks heading to Kathmandu stopped

Monks

The District Police Office, Solukhumbu, today stopped a group of 45 Tibetan monks who apparently were heading to Kathmandu from Junbesi in the district.

The police intercepted them at Dudhkunda Municipality of Solukhumbu district after discovering that the Tibetans were travelling without any valid identity card or permission letter.

The monks said they had been residing at the Junbesi-based Thupten Chholing Monastery for some years and were going to visit Bouddhanath in the Capital for pilgrimage.

According to Chief District Officer (CDO) Jhankanath Dhakal, the monks were not allowed to travel outside the district without permission.

They were also prevented to leave the district considering their possible involvement in suspicious activities, the CDO added.

The group will soon be sent back to the monastery at Junbesi, the police informed.

Source: THT