While the whole world is facing the heat of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, Nepal is blaming India and claimed Indian individuals broke the nationwide lockdown and sneaked into the country which was a major cause for the rise in the total number of coronavirus cases in the country. A total of 427 positive coronavirus cases have been reported in the country with 2 people succumbing to the deadly pandemic. The government of Nepal is concerned whether the country can cope up with the outbreak with Nepal’s poor health infrastructure. India hit back strongly at this statement saying that such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted.
According to Kathmandu reports, the Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Olil said while addressing the parliament that the people who are coming from India through illegal channels are spreading the virus in the country and some local representatives and party leaders are responsible for bringing in people from India without proper testing. In a map issued by Nepal’s Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives & Poverty Alleviation, the areas have been shown as falling under its territory.
Earlier, Kathmandu reported that the Prime Minister of Nepal did not provide specific measures to contain the spread of the virus in Nepal.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “The Government of Nepal has released a revised official map of Nepal today that includes parts of Indian territory. This unilateral act is not based on historical facts and evidence. It is contrary to the bilateral understanding to resolve the outstanding boundary issues through diplomatic dialogue.”
– Christo Freddy, NMTV News