While in one hand of flagging the pride and privilege of hosting the Chinese President, on the other hand, the city of Chennai had reportedly accounted for disturbing and unpleasant scenes against the Tibet students studying in Chennai as most of them were kept under house arrest till the leaders had left the state.
The reports say that the undergraduate and postgraduate Tibetan students were purportedly kept under the captivity in their respective college premises by citing as the security measure in the wake of the second informal summit between Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi Chinese President Xi Jinping that had concluded today in the coastal town of Mamallapuram. It has been reported that about 23 students from Tibet who have been studying in Madras Christian college and 28 from the University of Madras were under house detention in their campus but however, the management of Madras Christian college had denied no such incident had occurred in its premises while Madras University hasn't responded yet.
The reports had revealed that the Tibetan students of MCC were forced to declare in undertakings that they, in no instance will involve in any illegal activities after which they were placed inside two halls inside the campus yesterday and they had let walk free after the leaders had departed from the city. While commenting about their detention, one of the students had said that they were made to report to Dean's office and to the local police station multiple times since October 2nd where they had inquired about their educational status and their residential addresses and these process of questioning lasted for about a week following which they had demanded us to sign the undertakings on declaring that they won't be involved in any illegal activities where the police authorities had obtained their signatures that if they found committing any activities against law, they would be imprisoned for one year and will be imposed fine of Rs 10,000.
While the premises of Madras University where 28 students kept under house arrest had seen two police officers deployed before the hall where they were lodged. The students of MCC college had said that they were called on by the Dean on Friday, much prior to the arrival of Chinese leader, to his room that had the presence of the police officers from Selaiyur police station where they had shown the orders from the higher authorities to keep them under house arrest after which the college Dean had stated that he will station the students in the college premises following which they were house imprisoned and the University of Madras had also accounted for similar grounds.
The students had accused that the action of the police authorities had branded them as the criminals where they have been isolated by the friends and the neighbors who had labeled them as criminals and further questioned about the democratic state of India and claimed that they have nothing to do with Chinese leader's meeting.
However, the sources from MCC had stated that the Tibetan students were placed in the college for one day as per the request from the police department that had no clouds of unpleasant while the Madras University is yet to issue its official response on the unofficial house arrest.
Earlier on Friday, prior to the arrival of Chinese President, the group of Tibetans were protesting and raising slogans against the Chinese leader in Guindy where he was scheduled to stay after which they were arrested and removed from the spot. In last week, the Chennai police had arrested about ten Tibetans who planned to stage protest against the visit of Chinese leader with their demand of freeing Tibet from the hands of China.