Nepal Govt Objects To Burning Of PM Modi’s Effigy In Kathmandu, Warns Of Strict Action


Kathmandu: Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday warned the protesters not to burn the effigy of the neighbouring country’s Prime Minister without mentioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name.

The statement came in response to protests in Kathmandu against the Indian government and Prime Minister Modi in the backdrop of recent diplomatic friction between the two sides.

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Both nations had recently indulged in two different diplomatic row after an Indian helicopter repeatedly breached the Nepali territory and made a flight over western Nepal of Darchula district.

Nepal’s Home Ministry has, as per media reports, taken up the matter with Foreign Ministry of Nepal to protest the incident with India after the death of a 33-year-old man from western Nepal’s Darchula district who fell into Mahakali while crossing the river using an improvised cable crossing, locally known as tuin.

“It appears that the incident happened in the presence of Indian Sashastra Seema Bal,” said a probe report prepared by Nepal’s Home Ministry, reported IANS.

The report has recommended that the government take diplomatic initiatives to bring the perpetrators to book, said the Home Ministry in its findings.

Though this issue was not dying down, the two sides entered into another fresh diplomatic row after an Indian helicopter reportedly crossed the Nepali airspace and made several rounds in western Nepal last week.

Some student wings of the ruling and opposition parties held protests in Kathmandu against New Delhi and Prime Minister Modi over the last few days.

The Nepal government wants to maintain good relations with all its neighbours and is committed not to allow any activities against its neighbours, read a statement issued by Nepal’s Home Ministry.

“We urged all not to indulge in any activity that will hamper the dignity and prestige of the neighbouring countries,” the Home Ministry said.

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The statement further reads that any dispute, discord or disagreement with neighbouring countries will be resolved through the talks in the future, adding action will be taken against those who will take law in their hand and target the neighbouring countries.

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