Now, Nepal bans Indian News Media, says channels ‘running anti-Nepal propaganda’

The move comes after Indian News Media showed edited clips of Nepal’s Prime Minster and alleged that he was “trapped” by China’s envoy to Nepal Hou Yanqi. 

New Delhi: After China, now Nepal has decided to ban all Indian news channels except national broadcaster Doordarshan.

Talking about the move, Rajan Bhattarai, Nepal’s Foreign Affairs Advisor said, “the news coming from Indian media against our PM and government after publication of new Map is condemnable. We completely reject their fabricated & fake reports.

“We urge them to respect Nepali government & people’s unified position on our sovereignty & national independence,” Rajan Bhattarai wronte on Twitter.

The move comes after Indian News Media showed edited clips of Nepal’s Prime Minster and alleged that he was “trapped” by China’s envoy to Nepal Hou Yanqi.

Earlier, Nepalese Radio channels had started playing recordings of politicians’ speeches with anti-indian rhetoric between songs.

After claiming Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as a part of the Nepali territory, the FM radio stations started giving weather bulletins of these three areas.

The stations are in close proximity to the India-Nepal border in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragargh area. In the areas of Dharchula, Baluakot, Jauljibi and Kalika on the Indian side, the FM can be tuned to.

Before Nepal, China had restricted access to Indian newspapers and news websites after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese mobile apps including TikTok, a popular short video-sharing platform.

As tension between India and Nepal increases, Kathmandu has claimed land in Bihar, and erected barriers to stop Indian repair work of river embankments on the India-Nepal border.

Recently, the Nepalese armed forces deployed troops at the Indo-Nepal border, in addition to building a helipad.

Tensions between India and Nepal have been on the rise after Nepal passed a bill that included in its political map, territories claimed by India. The (Second Amendment) Bill 2077, which was brought to include in the map of Nepal, Limpiyadhura, Lipulek and Kalapani, was supported by all the 258 lawmakers present and voting in the parliament.

The territories are claimed by India, and Nepal government has said that they will ‘bring back the territory under Indian occupation for decades, at any cost’ even if the Himalayan nation has to ‘fight for it’.

Confrontation at the border has recently resulted in the killing of one Indian civilian, and injuring of four, when Nepalese forces open fire near the Bihar border.

The activities of the Indian Army have also increased and the Border Roads Organisation personnel can be seen continuously working on the newly built road which is critical for military purposes.

Indian Army chief General MM Naravane recently underscored the strong people-to-people ties between the two countries that have lately soured.

“We have a very strong relationship with Nepal. We have geographical, cultural, historical, religious linkages. We have very strong people-to-people connect. Our relation with them has always been strong and will remain strong in the future,” General Naravane recently said.


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