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Mar 29, 2012 at 12:16am IST

BRICS summit: Tight security in Delhi as Tibetan protestors detained

New Delhi: The first day of the BRICS summit saw tight security in the Capital with the police fearing violent demonstrations by Tibetan protestors.

The Tibetan community were angered as the police clamped down on their protests against China on Wednesday. The anger against China is intensifying after 27-year-old Jamphel Yeshi succumbed to his injuries after a self immolation bid on Monday.

A massive demonstration had been planned outside the United Nations office in the Capital but heavy police security kept protesters away.

To stop more protesters from joining in, the Delhi Police has virtually cordoned off the youth hostel where over 200 Tibetans live. Even those who want to attend college, are being accompanied by cops.

Despite the warnings issued by the police, the Tibetan association said that they will continue their protests in the Capital.

The police on their part are now maintaining a tight vigil around the Oberoi Hotel which is where Hu Jintao is staying and security measures are likely to be stepped up until the BRICS Summit is over.