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Nepal Govt warns its citizens against anti-India Protests, labels burning of Indian flag or PM Modi’s effigy illegal

The new government & PM of Nepal has proven to be pro-India in their initial stance and even plans on improving the bilateral relations which deteriorated during PM Oli's regime.

Nepal`s Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday warned protesters not to burn the effigy of the Prime Minister of the neighbouring country, or their flag without mentioning the name of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

The strong statement came after some students and youth organisations belonging to both the ruling alliance and the Opposition burnt effigies of Prime Minister Modi during protests over the death of a Nepalese youth when he was crossing the Mahakali river near the border with India in July.

Officials in India said the man was crossing over to the Indian side “illegally” using the tuin and was coming from Darchula in Nepal to Gasku in Dharchula in Uttarakhand”s Pithoragarh district.

The CPN-Unified Socialist is a newly formed party led by Madhav Kumar Nepal and is part of the coalition government led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. 

They had staged a protest against the alleged involvement of the Indian Sashstra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel in an incident in which one Jaya Singh Dhami disappeared into the Mahakali river in the Darchuala district of Nepal. 

The Home Ministry said they will take action to control the activities targeted against the friendly neighbouring nation and will punish those who involve themselves in such unlawful activities, it warned.

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

We have been talking with the neighbouring countries to resolve these disputes through diplomatic means, the statement reads further, any dispute, discord or disagreement with neighbouring countries will be resolved through the talks in the future.

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