Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks sit on a chair to fill bank forms as others form a queue at a counter to exchange and deposit discontinued currency notes in Dharmsala, India, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.(AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
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Nepali police have detained 41 Tibetans trying to cross the border into India, officials said on Tuesday, in a crackdown on people fleeing the disputed region where opposition to Chinese control persists.Fewer than 200 Tibetans arrived in 2013, trekking for days to cross treacherous mountainous passes to reach Nepal before seeking political asylum in India -- down from an annual average of 2,000 before 2008 .Police officer Rajendra Bista said the Tibetans were stopped on Monday at Dhangadi, 430 km (270 miles) southwest of Kathmandu as they travelled on a bus to India where the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, lives in exile.Nepal is home to more than 20,000 Tibetans -- many who fled after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959 .
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