Nepal’s government on Sunday warned its citizens against carrying out “reprehensible and disgraceful” actions that could damage the dignity of friendly nations after some people burned effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during protests in the country.
In a statement, Nepal’s interior ministry said that “the activities of chanting slogans, holding demonstrations and protests and burning effigies to tarnish the image of the prime minister of the neighboring friendly country” have been drawing attention in recent days. have drawn.
However, the statement from the Ministry of the Interior did not identify the leader. But it objected to such “reprehensible and shameful” actions.
The strong statement came after some students and youth organizations belonging to both the ruling alliance and the opposition burned effigies of Prime Minister Modi during protests over the death of a Nepalese youth when he crossed the Mahakali River near the border with India in July.
“The Government of Nepal wishes to have a friendly relationship with all friendly nations and is determined not to allow any activities that could harm the national interest. We request everyone not to take any action that would violate the dignity and respect of the friendly nations can harm,” the statement said.
Nepal has a long tradition of resolving the dispute with the neighboring country through diplomatic channels and mutual dialogue, the statement said.
“In the future too, diplomatic initiative and mutual discourse will be used in resolving any dispute,” it said.
The Interior Ministry will take action to monitor activities against its friendly neighbor and will punish those involved in such illegal activities, it warned.
Jaya Singh Dhami, 33, of the Byas rural community in Darchula district, reportedly jumped into the river from the garden’s carriage (a makeshift ropeway with a chest attached to sit on) that he clung to after he hit a approaching patrol of the India-Nepal Border Surveillance Force Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
Officials in India said the man crossed “illegally” to the Indian side using the garden and came from Darchula in Nepal to Gasku in Dharchula in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.
A Nepalese commission investigating Dhami’s death has concluded that the incident took place in the presence of Indian security personnel.