Nepal foils Tibetan vote for govt in exile Nepal acted on information provided by the Chinese embassy and foiled an attempt by Tibetans trying to vote for a government in exile. China has been protesting against activities carried out under the banner of the â€˜Free Tibetâ€™ movement in Nepal. The police foiled the election mid-way and seized ballot-boxes after it received stern instructions from the Prime Ministerâ€™s office on Sunday not to allow the voting to continue â€œat any costâ€. The voting was in progress in Bouddha, Swayambhu and Jawalakhel areas. A sizeable population of Tibetans in exile attended the event, however, they abandoned it after the police arrived. The crackdown is in keeping with Nepalâ€™s stated policy that it will not permit its soil to be used by Tibetans for political activities. On Sunday a primary vote was on to elect a Prime Minister â€” a successor to the current Samdong Rinpoche â€”- and a 44-member government in exile. â€œThe government acted swiftly after the Prime Ministerâ€™s office received information from Chinese authorities at the embassy,â€ a Home Ministry source told The Indian Express. Tibetan activists protested against the governmentâ€™s action saying it was â€œagainst the human rights of the Tibetansâ€. â€œIt violates the sanctity and core principle of Nepalâ€™s relations with China, and on the other hand, it also amounts to abuse of the hospitality extended (to refugees) by the host country,â€ an official in the Foreign Ministry said.