Outrage over Pak’s ‘Beef’ relief to Nepal


Kathmandu: Already ravaged by the devastating quake, Nepal is furious with Pakistan over packets of “beef Masala” sent by the country as part of the relief package.

Nepal has a majority of Hindu population of which most consider cows as sacred. Several Hindu nations observe a blanket ban on slaughtering the animal. Till it became a republic, Nepal was World’s only Hindu nation. The move by Pakistan has the potential to create a diplomatic problem between the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries.

According to the media report, Indian doctors at Kathmandu’s Bir Hospital said that packets of ‘beef masala’ were sent by Pakistan on Tuesday as part of relief aid to the temblor survivors.

When we reached the airport to collect the food items from Pakistan, we found packets of ready-to-eat meals, including packets of ‘beef masala’. There were other food items too,” Dr Balwinder Singh said. The doctors were forced to have food from a hotel.

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