Indo - Nepal Relations

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    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    I did not see a dedicated thread to Nepal here, so creating one. I think Nepal is a very critical and strategic neighbor that India has. With the kind of handling of relations with Nepal, India has a lot to gain or a lot to lose.

    Please post your thoughts, news, updates regarding the subject here.
     
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    UN chief calls for lifting of blockade on Indo-Nepal border

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...on-Indo-Nepal-border/articleshow/49747847.cms

    UNITED NATIONS: Expressing concern over the obstruction of essential supplies to Nepal, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on "all sides" to lift the blockade at the Indo-Nepal border immediately invoking the landlocked country's right of free transit.

    "The Secretary-General indeed reiterates his concern over the obstruction of essential supplies on the Nepal-India border. Acute shortages in fuel supplies continue to impede planned deliveries to earthquake-affected villages in Nepal," Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters yesterday.

    He said humanitarian organisations urgently require fuel to maintain operations and deliver food, warm clothing and shelter materials to high altitude areas that will soon be cut off by harsh winter weather.

    "The Secretary-General underlines Nepal's right of free transit, as a landlocked nation as well as for humanitarian reasons, and calls on all sides to lift the obstructions without further delay," he said.

    India yesterday said Nepal's "internal factors" were responsible for the blockade on the border.

    The blockade began after Madhesi community -- who have cultural, linguistic and family ties to Indians living across the border -- began their protests over Nepal's Constitution.

    They believe the new charter is flawed and discriminatory as it does not represent their interests.

    The agitators have been picketing the Nepal-India border near Raxaul, from where 70 per cent of goods are transported to Nepal.

    Madhesis, Indian-origin inhabitants of Nepal's Terai region, are protesting division of their ancestral homeland in the new Constitution. The agitation close to the main trading point near Raxaul has halted supply of essential goods, causing acute shortage of fuel in Nepal.

    Over 40 people have died in the violent agitation that has also overwhelmed Indo-Nepal ties as transit of goods and fuel to the Himalayan nation from India via the major border trading points has been badly affected.

    The agitation by Madhesi groups has paralysed normal life across Nepal while the dearth of medicines has put lives of patients at stake.
     
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    Good video. Gives us a perspective of their thinking. Basically we are one people. Indian kingdoms were spread across present Nepal land since thousands of years back.
     
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    While watching this video, I had a feeling someone from ourside are showing high-handed ness across this border, Or atleast the Nepalis feel so.

    I remember in the pre-2000's North Indians who used to come to Shirdi , Tirupati or Godavari Pushkar used to have typical behaviour as if they are foreigners and behaved with somewhat of arrogance. Obviously that changed after Indian IT boom and country became more integrated.

    I wonder if the Same thing is happening here in Nepal.
     
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