India not to violate transit rights: Nepal


Kathmandu: Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday urged India not to violate its transit rights and to resume delivery of essential goods and services.Addressing parliament on Friday to pave the way to form a new government, Koirala said the agitation in Nepal’s southern plain has created a very difficult situation in the country where imports have been disrupted for the last 50 days.

On the other hand, India has been rejecting Nepal’s claim, saying it has not imposed any embargo against Nepal.
The Indian side has been claiming that due to the protests, cargo and freight operators have not been able to enter Nepal.The Nepal government has written to the Indian government that it was ready to provide security to Nepal-bound cargo and freight once they cross the border.

Over 40 people have been killed in Nepal’s southern plain in the last 50 days following unrest by Madhes-based parties, demanding corrections in the provincial model, proportional representation in various state entities and ensuring other civil rights and liberties in the constitution.

“People have been suffering. The school and college students have been severely affected and industries have been ruined. The lives of farmers and workers are at risk due to the strike,” said Koirala, He also added that hospitals are suffering from shortage of medicine. He said, “Such strike and agitation should not affect our social fabric, strength of the nation.”


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